First report of Bulaea lividula bocandei Mulsant (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae) from India with notes on its diagnosis, host plants and distribution


Affiliations

  • ICAR-National Research Centre for Banana, Tiruchirapalli, Tamil Nadu, India
  • Annamalai University, Department of Entomology, Faculty of Agriculture, 608 002, Tamil Nadu, India
  • Annamalai University, Department of Entomology, Faculty of Agriculture, Tamil Nadu, 608 002, India

Abstract

Bulaea lividula bocandei Mulsant (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae), hitherto known from North Africa, the Middle East, and Pakistan, is recorded for the first time from India (Tamil Nadu). Suaeda maritima (L.) Dumort. (Chenopodiaceae), a common halophytic plant in mangroves, is recorded as a new host plant of B. lividula bocandei. A brief diagnostic account of the species with illustrations is given along with details on its host plants and distribution.

Keywords

Bulaea, Coccinelloidea, Indian subcontinent, range expansion

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