New Records and New Combinations of Ladybird Beetles from India (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae)


  • Zoological Survey of India, M Block, New Alipore, Kolkata, 700053, West Bengal
  • Zoological Survey of India, M Block, New Alipore, Kolkata, 700053, West Bengal
  • Zoological Survey of India, M Block, New Alipore, Kolkata, 700053, West Bengal



Epilachnini, diversity, morphology, taxonomy


On examination of a collection of specimens from the Indian states of Arunachal Pradesh, Bihar, Gujarat, Jharkhand, Odisha and Telangana, we identified 10 species of ladybird beetles (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae). Of these, Afissa langpingensis (Zeng & Yang) and Jauravia albidula Motschulsky are new records for India. Afissa langpingensis (Zeng & Yang), Illeis indica Timberlake, I. bistigmosa (Mulsant), Propylea dissecta (Mulsant), P. luteopustulata (Mulsant), Nephus tagiapatus (Kamiya), Micraspis univittata (Hope), Phrynocaria circumusta (Mulsant) and Jauravia albidula Motschulsky comprise new distributional records to different states. While, Epilachna langpingensis Zeng & Yang, and E. sureilica (Kapur) are transferred to the genus Afissa Dieke, hence new combinations are proposed for Afissa langpingensis (Zeng & Yang), comb. nov. and Afissa sureilica Kapur comb. nov.


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Das, P., Banerjee, D., & Gupta, D. (2023). New Records and New Combinations of Ladybird Beetles from India (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae). Records of the Zoological Survey of India, 123(2S), 77–84.


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