An international journal on animal taxonomy, diversity, ecology and zoogeography

 ISSN: 0973-7871 (online)
 ISSN: 0973-9955 (print)
 
 Volume: 2, Number: 2

ISSN: 0973-7871(Online Edition)

Date of Publication: December 30, 2008

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Biosystematica, 2(2):5-9 (2008-12-30) Accepted: 2008-11-19

Generic placement and new synonymy in tribe Fiebrigellini (Diptera: Chloropidae: Oscinellinae) and description of a new species of Heteroscinis Becker from India

Author[s]: P.T.CHERIAN AND A.K.SHINIMOL.

Abstract: 

Genus Heteroscinoides Cherian is placed under tribe Fiebrigellini. The genus Pseudogoniopsita Duda is synonymised with Heteroscinis Lamb and a new species, Heteroscinis intermedia from India is described.

   
Biosystematica, 2(2):11-15 (2008-12-30) Accepted: 2008-11-16

Description of Two New Species of Acanthormius Ashmead (Hymenoptera, Braconidae) from India

Author[s]: ANJUM AND ZUBAIR AHMAD

Abstract: Two species of Acanthormius Ashmead, viz., Acanthormius allostriatus sp. nov., and Acanthormius indorugosus sp. nov. are described as new and a key to Indian species of Acanthormius is also provided.

   
Biosystematica, 2(2): 17-20 (2008-12-30) Accepted: 2008-11-26

A New Species of Lophomyrmex Emery (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) from India with A Key to Indian Species

Author[s]: S. SHEELA AND S. N. GHOSH

Abstract: 

Lophomyrmex changlangensis sp. nov. from Arunachal Pradesh, India is described and illustrated and its affinities with related species are discussed. A key to Indian species of the genus Lophomyrmex Emery and a check list of world species are also provided.

   
Biosystematica, 2(2): 21-23 (2008-12-30) Accepted: 2008-11-16

A New Record of the Genus Tetratermus Wharton (Hymenoptera: Braconidae) from India, with Description of A New Species

Author[s]: ANJUM & ZUBAIR AHMAD

Abstract: 

A new species of the genus Tetratermus Wharton viz., T. rufus sp. nov., is described. The genus Tetratermus is recorded for the first time from India. The affinities of the new species with the only known species, T. huddlestoni Wharton is also discussed.

   
Biosystematica, 2(2): 25-32 (2008-12-30) Accepted: 2008-11-19

A Check-List of Short Horned Grasshoppers (Orthoptera: Acridoidea) from Kashmir, India

Author[s]: SHABIR A. RESHI, M. NAYYAR AZIM, AND M. KAMIL USMANI

Abstract: 

Taxonomic survey on short horned grasshoppers has been conducted to observe the distributional pattern and habitat of grasshoppers in Kashmir. Thirty three species has been recorded for the first time from the region.

   
Biosystematica, 2(2): 33-79 (2008-12-30) Accepted: 2008-11-24

Entomo Fauna of Mangrove Ecosystem of India An Annotated Check List

Author[s]: O.K. REMADEVI, ABDUL LATHEEF. C, DEBJYOTI CHATTERJEE AND RAJI, B.

Abstract: Insects are major invertebrate faunal component in mangroves as in any other terrestrial ecosystem. A checklist comprising all groups of Insects reported from mangrove ecosystems in India is provided. It also includes the associated plant and animal species, nature of incidence, locality of report and the reporter. A total of 752 insects falling into 155 families of 16 different orders are listed in this paper, which includes phyatophagous, predatory and parasitoid insects.

   
Biosystematica, 2(2): 81-83 (2008-12-30) Accepted: 2008-11-26

Intervention of the House Crow on Migratory Shore Birds in Kadalundy Estuary

Author[s]: K. M. AARIF

Abstract: 

Kadalundy estuary, the abode of about one hundred species of resident birds and over sixty varieties of migrant species.It is one of the significant wintering grounds for Palaearctic shorebirds and sea birds.The observation of birds on the tidal mudflats for one year period from August 2007 to July 2008 revealed that the migratory shorebirds were attacked by House Crows. Maximum incidents of attack was observed during post monsoon Season and the House Crow attacks increased with increase in the number of Shorebirds. The intervention of House Crows is a threat for the day to day activities of migratory birds which may become more threatening in the near future.