Vol. 2, Issue 6 (2017)
Contribution to the study of pentatominae (Pentatomidae: Hemiptera) bugs from Dumna Nature Park, Jabalpur, India
Author(s): Altaf Hussain Sheikh
Abstract: Stink bugs are phytophagous and feed on diverse array of plants. They have been observed feeding on seeds, stems, foliage and flowers of plants. Since, Dumna Nature Park, Jabalpur has very diverse flora. Hence, it is the ideal place to flourish for phytophagus pentatomid bugs. In the present study, five species of subfamily pentatominae belonging to five genera were recorded during the year 2015- 2016. The five species are Erthesina fullo, Halys dentatus, Plautia fimbriata, Piezodorus rubrofasciatus and Apines concinna. All the five species are reported first time from the Park.