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Published: 2023-01-23
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A new species of the genus Tridactylophagus Subramaniam, 1932 from West Bengal, India with a tentative phylogeny and world key to known males (Strepsiptera: Halictophagidae)

1Entomology Research Unit, Department of Zoology, The University of Burdwan, Burdwan, India
1Entomology Research Unit, Department of Zoology, The University of Burdwan, Burdwan, India
1Entomology Research Unit, Department of Zoology, The University of Burdwan, Burdwan, India
Strepsiptera Tridactylophagus Tridactylophaginae new species taxonomy cladistics India


A new species of the genus Tridactylophagus Subramaniam is described and illustrated from West Bengal, India. The new species, T. sufflatus differs from other members of Tridactylophagus by having a flattened, fist-shaped first tarsomere in forelegs and a slightly bulged out antennomere IV on the distal end with a sensory spot on one side. Molecular barcoding of the new species is done. Cladistic analysis and a revised world key of the males of the genus Tridactylophagus are also provided.



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