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Published: 2023-02-10
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A new species of Scymnus Kugelann (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae) predatory on amla aphid, Schoutedenia emblica (Patel & Kulkarni) (Hemiptera: Aphididae), from India

ICAR-National Research Centre for Banana, Thogamalai Road, Thayanur Post, Trichy 620102, Tamil Nadu, India.
ICAR-National Research Centre for Banana, Thogamalai Road, Thayanur Post, Trichy 620102, Tamil Nadu, India.
Indian gooseberry aphid Coccinelloidea Scymnini Indian Subcontinent bionomics parasitoids Coleoptera


Scymnus (Scymnus) hodeki sp. n. (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae) is described and illustrated from Tamil Nadu, South India. It appears to be a specific predator of the aphid, Schoutedenia emblica (Patel & Kulkarni) (Hemiptera: Aphididae), a major pest of Indian gooseberry (Emblica officinalis Gaertn.). Notes on the life stages, biology, and natural enemies of the new species are also provided and illustrated. Other predators of the aphid are also listed and illustrated.


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