Genus Coccinella (Coccinellidae: Coleoptera) from District Buner Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Pakistan
- Corresponding Author:
- Kausar Saeed
Department of Zoology
Abdul Wali Khan University Mardan (Buner Campus)
Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan
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Received Date: January 23, 2016; Accepted Date: March 26, 2016; Published Date: December 27, 2016
Citation: Saeed K, Khattak MNK, Naz F, Akhtar N, Khan MF (2016) Genus Coccinella (Coccinellidae: Coleoptera) from District Buner Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Pakistan. Entomol Ornithol Herpetol 5:187. doi: 10.4172/2161-0983.1000187
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Ladybird beetles belong to family Coccinellidae and are important group of beetles because they are important universal predatory and occupies important place in biological control. In present study, a survey was conducted to explore the ladybird beetles from Azad Jammu and Kashmir during 2009-2011. A total of 13 species of Ladybird beetle under eleven genera and three subfamilies (Subfamily Chilocorinae, Subfamily Coccinellini and Subfamily Epilachnini) were collected. These species were Brumoidus suturalis, Coccinella septempunctata, Coccinella transversalis, Menochilus sexmaculatus, Propylea dissecta, Coelophora bissellata, Oenopia sauzeti, Aiolocaria hexaspilota, Psyllobora bisoctonotata, Harmonia dimidiata, Henosepilachna vigintioctopunctata, Henosepilachna septima and Afidentula manderstjernae. Detail description of adults, Post coxal line and genitalia structures (male and female) are provided for each species along with color plates.