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Description of eggs and nymphs of Linshcosteus karupus (Hemiptera: Reduviidae: Triatominae)
- Galvao, C., McAloon, F.M., Rocha, D.S., Schaefer, C.W., Patterson, J., Jurberg, J.
- Annals of the Entomological Society of America 2005 v.98 no.6 pp. 861-872
- Triatominae, ova, nymphs, instars, insect morphology, morphometry, insect taxonomy, India
- For the first time, the eggs and all instars of a species of the Indian genus Linshcosteus are described using morphometrics and optical and scanning electron microscopy. Linshcosteus karupus Galvao, Patterson, Rocha & Jurberg, 2002 was recently described from near Kalakkadu, Tamil Nadu State, southern India. In addition, current knowledge and the importance of morphological studies of immature Triatominae are discussed.