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Aquatic and Semi-aquatic Heteroptera (Insecta: Hemiptera) of Terai- Dooars Region of West Bengal, India

Srimoyee Basu; K.A. Subramanian; Goutam Kr. Saha

Terai and Dooars region of West Bengal is highly diversified area, located in the Darjeeling Himalayan foot hills. A total of 49 species under 30 genera and 13 family of aquatic and semi-aquatic Heteroptera, commonly known as water bugs, were collected from this region of West Bengal during a survey conducted between 2011 - 2013, of which four species were already published as new species and one species is a new report to India. Collection data and their worldwide distribution are provided in this communication. Aphelocheirus thirumalaii Basu, Subramanian and Saha, Onychotrechus dooarsicus Subramanian, Basu and Zettel, Pleciobates bengalensis Jehamalar, Basu and Zettel, Amemboa bifurcata Basu, Subramanian and Polhemus and Amemboa mahananda Basu, Subramanian and Polhemus have been already described as new species and published elsewhere.Terai and Dooars region of West Bengal is highly diversified area, located in the Darjeeling Himalayan foot hills. A total of 49 species under 30 genera and 13 family of aquatic and semi-aquatic Heteroptera, commonly known as water bugs, were collected from this region of West Bengal during a survey conducted between 2011 - 2013, of which four species were already published as new species and one species is a new report to India. Collection data and their worldwide distribution are provided in this communication. Aphelocheirus thirumalaii Basu, Subramanian and Saha, Onychotrechus dooarsicus Subramanian, Basu and Zettel, Pleciobates bengalensis Jehamalar, Basu and Zettel, Amemboa bifurcata Basu, Subramanian and Polhemus and Amemboa mahananda Basu, Subramanian and Polhemus have been already described as new species and published elsewhere.

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