Occurrence of Chrysoperla zastrowi arabica Henry et al. (Neuroptera: Chrysopidae), a Cryptic Song Species of Chrysoperla (Carnea-group), in India
Keywords:Chrysopidae, Carnea-group, Chrysoperla zastrowi Arabica, C. sillemi, India, Molecular Characterization, Song Analysis.
AbstractThe Chrysoperla species (carnea-group) widely used in India in augmentative biological control programmes was found to be Chrysoperla zastrowi arabica Henry et al. The acoustic profile of the mating song of this species was analyzed and found to match that of C. zastrowi arabica, the song species characterized earlier as 'Cc5 generator'. The correct taxonomic name for this species remains to be determined as it is morphologically identical to C. sillemi (Esben-Petersen), a species already known from India. Molecular characterization of the species was also done and the DNA sequence of the ITS-2 region was deposited in GenBank (Accession No. DQ 825504, as that of C. sillemi). The implications of this finding are discussed.
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Venkatesan, T., Poorani, J., Murthy, K. S., Jalali, S. K., Ashok Kumar, G., Lalitha, Y., & Rajeshwari, R. (2008). Occurrence of <I>Chrysoperla zastrowi arabica</I> Henry <I>et al</I>. (Neuroptera: Chrysopidae), a Cryptic Song Species of <I>Chrysoperla</I> (Carnea-group), in India. Journal of Biological Control, 22(1), 143–147. https://doi.org/10.18311/jbc/2008/3811