Paraphaenodiscus monawari Bhuiya, 1998

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 monawari Bhuiya, 1998


Paraphaenodiscus monawari Bhuiya, 1998  

Paraphaenodiscus monawari   Bhuiya 1998: 272.- Hayat 2006: 161.


Type status: Other material. Occurrence: recordedBy: Sunil Joshi; individualCount: 3 and 1; sex: females and male; lifeStage: Adult; Location: continent: Asia; country: India; stateProvince: Karnataka; municipality: Bangalore; locality: Hebbal ; verbatimElevation: 920m; verbatimCoordinates: N13°13' E77°00'; Identification: identifiedBy: J Poorani; Event: samplingProtocol: Host rearing; eventDate: 26-11-2014; Record Level: institutionID: National Bureau of Agricultrual Insect Resources; institutionCode: NBAIR GoogleMaps  


Female (Fig. 9a) robust in outline. Head orange with greenish eyes. Mesosoma reddish brown, scutellum slightly darker and medially infuscate. Legs yellowish-orange except tarsal apices darker. Antenna with scape flattened and expanded beneath, black; F1-4 brown, F5 and F6 white, clava dark brown to black. Frontovertex less than one-fifth of head width. Fore wing infuscate.

Male (Fig. 9b) with dark metallic green head, mesosoma yellowish-orange, metasoma blackish except lateral sides yellowish, legs pale yellow.


India: Assam ( Hayat 2006); new to southern India (Karnataka).


Reared from Pulvinaria polygonata   Cockerell ( Sternorrhyncha  : Coccidae   ) (new host). Known hosts include Pulvinaria psidii   Maskell on guava and undetermined coccids on lemon ( Bhuiya 1998).