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Review of Indian Allacta Saussure & Zehntner, 1895 (Blattodea: Ectobiidae: Pseudophyllodromiinae), with description of three new species

Southern Regional Centre, Zoological Survey of India, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India. University of Madras, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India.
Advanced Zoology and Biotechnology Department & Entomology Research Institute, Loyola College, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India.
Freshwater Biology Regional Centre, Zoological Survey of India, Hyderabad, India.
Museum of National History, University of Philippines Los Banos Laguna, Philippines.
Freshwater Biology Regional Centre, Zoological Survey of India, Hyderabad, India.
Blattodea Allacta jcenpro A. kollimalai A. vellimalai Tamil Nadu Taxonomy


The known species of Allacta Saussure & Zehntner, 1895 in India are reviewed. Three new species, A. jcenpro sp. nov., A. vellimalai sp. nov., and A. kollimalai sp. nov., are described. All are placed under hamifera species group. The new species can be differentiated from other members of hamifera species group by the pronotal and facial markings, the structure of the male genitalia and other morphological characters. Additional reports to A. kalakadensis Prabakaran & Senraj 2019 and A. figurata (Walker, 1871) are provided. A key to the known species of Indian Allacta is provided.



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