Promuscidea Girault

Fig 1. P. unfasciativentris

Fig 2. P. unfasciativentris

Fig 3. P. unfasciativentris

Fig 4. P. unfasciativentris

Fig 5. P. unfasciativentris - antenna

Fig 6. P. unfasciativentris - forewing

Fig 7. P. unfasciativentris - thorax

Fig 8. P. unfasciativentris - abdomen


Promuscidea unfasciativentris Girault, 1917: 6-7. Type species: Promuscidea unfasciativentris Girault, 1917, by monotypy.



Oriental and Afro-tropical regions.

Species in India

Only four species are known in this genus. The sole Indian species, Promuscidea unfasciativentris Girault, is widely distributed throughout the country (Andhra Pradesh; Assam; Bihar; Delhi; Jammu & Kashmir; Karnataka; Kerala; Madhya Pradesh; Orissa; Punjab; Tamil Nadu; Uttar Pradesh; West Bengal; Andaman & Nicobar Islands).

Hosts and habitat

A common hyperparasitoid of several species of mealybugs (Hemiptera: Pseudococcidae) and also other Coccoidea through their primary parasitoids, mainly Encyrtidae and also Pteromalidae (Hayat, 1998; Noyes, 2014).

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