Paraphaenodiscus indicus Singh & Agarwal, 1993

Rameshkumar, A., Poorani, J. & V, Naveen, 2015, Additions to the Encyrtidae and Mymaridae (Chalcidoidea) of India with new distribution and host records for some species, Biodiversity Data Journal 3, pp. 5216-5216: 5216

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Paraphaenodiscus indicus Singh & Agarwal, 1993


Paraphaenodiscus indicus Singh & Agarwal, 1993  

Paraphaenodiscus indicus   Singh and Agarwal 1993: 25- Hayat 2006: 161.


Type status: Other material. Occurrence: recordedBy: Rameshkumar A; individualCount: 1; sex: female; lifeStage: Adult; Location: continent: Asia; country: India; stateProvince: Karnataka; municipality: Chikkaballapura; locality: near Nandhi hills ; verbatimElevation: 950m; verbatimCoordinates: N13°22' E77°00'; Identification: identifiedBy: J Poorani; Event: samplingProtocol: Yellow pan traps; eventDate: 17-09-2013; habitat: weedy field; Record Level: institutionID: National Bureau of Agricultural Insect Resources; institutionCode: NBAIR GoogleMaps  


Female (Fig. 8a, b) brachypterous, dull reddish-coppery brown with metallic reflections, mesoscutum (Fig. 8c) medially metallic green, metasoma with basal tergite having metallic green reflections; antenna pale brown, F1-F3 and clava black, F4-F6 white. Scutellum (Fig. 8c) apically acutely pointed and projecting over propodeum.


India: Originally described from Assam ( Singh and Agarwal 1993; Hayat 2006). This constitutes the first record for southern India (Karnataka).