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Volume 5, Issue 1     January - March, 2017
Research Article
New distributional records of psyllid, Trioza fletcheri minor Crawford, 1912 and record of its first association with two ant’s species in Pothwar
 
Imran Bodlah1, Muhammad Adnan Bodlah2, Muhammad Tariq Rasheed1
Tasleem Akhter1 Ayesha Aihetasham4 and Mehwish Yousaf3
1Laboratory of Biosystematics, Department of Entomology, Pir Mehr Ali Shah Arid Agriculture University, Rawalpindi, Pakistan
2Department of Entomology, Nanjing Agricultural University, Nanjing 210095, China
3Department of Zoology, Pir Mehr Ali Shah Arid Agriculture University, Rawalpindi, Pakistan
Department of Zoology, University of the Punjab, Lahore, Pakistan

Abstract

Psyllid species, Trioza fletcheri minor Crawford, 1912 is reported for the first time in association with two ant species, Camponotus compressus (Fabricius, 1787) and Lepisiota frauenfeldi (Mayr, 1855) in different areas of Pothwar, Punjab (Pakistan). Main identification characters of both ant speciessupported with micrographs, synonymy, and comments on their associations have been given for future identification. New distributional records of T. fletcheri minor in various areas of Pothwar have also been added.
KeywordsDistribution, Trioza fletcheri minor, association, ants, Pothwar
 
     
 
 
 
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