Journal of Entomology and Zoology Studies


Volume 2, Issue 4


First record and redescription of Eurema hecabe simulata M. (Lepidoptera: Pieridae) from Sanghar, Sindh, Pakistan

Author(s): Bhojoo Mal, Nasreen Memon, Shakeel Ahmed Memon, Mansoor Ali shah, Juma Khan Turk

Abstract: Eurema hecabe simulata Moore (1881) belongs to the genus Eurema Hübner (1819). The size of species is medium and commonly called “grass yellow”, because its body colour is yellow with outer border dark black. This species is re-described here on basis of external morphology, especially colouration of wings, structure of mouthparts, antennal structure, segments, thoracic segments, wing structure, veinations, leg structure, abdomen segments, internal male genitalia (uncus, tegumen, vinculum, saccus and valvae) and female genitalia (papillae analis, ductus bursae and corpus bursae). A general description of Eurema hecabe simulata M. is also given. This species of butterflies is a new record from district Sanghar, Sindh, Pakistan.

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