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A Taxonomic Review of Indian Tetranychidae: Acari: Prostigmata

 
S.K. Gupta (Author) Y.N. Gupta (Author)
Synopsis The present paper includes a total of 101 species under 2 subfamilies, 6 tribes and 19 genera so far known from India. Out of these, descriptions and illustrations are provided for 87 valid species including 6 new ones. Besides, for the known species, synonymies, host records in India and abroad, detailed distributions and economic importance for pest species are provided. The remaining 14 species, which are included at the end as "Dubious Records', are those which were not accessible to the authors for re-checking their identities or their occurrences in India appeared doubtful due to various reasons or some appear to be cases of misidentifications. So, for those species, only the relevant references along with their hosts and distributions are provided without giving their detailed descriptions, illustrations and, except in respect of 1 or 2 species, most of those were not included in keys pending establishing their true identities. In addition, a brief discussion has been made regarding general morphology having relevance on taxonomy of the family and zoogeographical distribution.
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About the author

S.K. Gupta

Dr. S.K. Gupta (b. 1945) passed M.Sc. (Physics) 1967, M.Ed. in 1971 and obtained Ph.D. Degree in Education in 1974 – all from the University of Kurukshetra. A senior University teacher having nearly two decades of professional standing, he is on the Panel of Experts for Reviewing books for the reputed Journals. A prolific writer, he has five well acclaimed scholarly books to his credit including Guidance an Counselling in Indian Education (1985), Exploring Mental Abilities for Science Talent (1990). Currently Dr. gupta is a Reader in Education at the North Eastern Hill University, Nagaland Campus, Kohima.

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Title A Taxonomic Review of Indian Tetranychidae: Acari: Prostigmata
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.1994
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
length 196p., figures; Bibliography.