Zoological Studies

Vol. 47 No. 4, 2008

The Genus Singhius Takahashi (Hemiptera: Aleyrodidae): with Notes on Pupal Dimorphism and Intraspecific Variation, and a Key to the Species

Anil Kumar Dubey1, Chiun-Cheng Ko1,*, and Baliah Vasantharaj David2

1Department of Entomology, National Taiwan University, Taipei 106, Taiwan
2Sun Agro BioTech Research Centre, Madanandapuram, Chennai 600116, India

Anil Kumar Dubey, Chiun-Cheng Ko, and Baliah Vasantharaj David (2008) The whitefly genus Singhius Takahashi (1932) is revised based on examination of types and other determined specimens.  Singhius ehretiae Jesudasan and David is synonymized with S. hibisci (Kotinsky).  Adult morphology is provided for the first time for S. hibisci.  Notes on dimorphism, intraspecific variations, and new hosts are given.  The study led to a generic redescription, and supports Singhius as a full genus; species diagnoses and an identification key to puparia are given.

Key words: Singhius, Morphology, Variation, Dimorphism, Key.

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