Authors: MUHAMMAD ASHFAQUE, FARMAN ULLAH, MUHAMMAD ATHER RAFI, FALAK NAZ
Abstract: The fauna of the subfamily Scymninae (Coccinellidae: Coleoptera) of Gilgit-Baltistan was explored and studied. This study confirmed the occurrence of 4 species in 2 genera of Scymninae. These include 2 species in genus Scymnus (S. Posticalis Sicard, 1913 and S. Nubilus Mulstant, 1850), and 2 species in genus Stethorus (Stethorus gilvifrons (Mulstant, 1850) and S. Pauperculus (Weise, 1895)). Among these 4 species, S. Posticalis Sicard is reported here as a new record from the study area. A description of each species is given, along with color plates of adult specimens and genitalia. Remarks pertaining to taxonomic discussion, history, taxon status, hosts, habitat, identification key, and distribution of each species in the study area are also given.
Keywords: Coccinellidae, Scymninae, fauna, Scymnus, Stethorus, taxonomy, distribution, Gilgit-Baltistan
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