First record of two color forms of a shield bug Tetrarthria variegata Dallas, 1851 (Pentatomoidea: Scutelleridae : Scutellerinae: Scutellerini), from Phansad, Raigad Dist., Maharashtra

H. V. Ghate, S. S. Jadhav


Two bugs of identical morphological features, but with very different coloration pattern, were collected in Phansad Wildlife Sanctuary, Dist. Raigad, during ‘Faunistic Survey of Phansad Wildlife Sanctuary 2011’ by Western Regional Centre, Zoological Survey of India, Akurdi, Pune. 

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