New distributional records of the big-eyed bug, Geocoris tricolor Fabricius, 1798 (Hemiptera: Lygaeidae) as an important bio-control agent of economic insect pests from Rawalpindi, Islamabad and Murree

Munir Ahmad, Imran Bodlah, Ammara Gull-e- Fareen

Abstract


The big-eyed bug, Geocoris tricolor Fabricius, 1798 (Hemiptera: Lygaeidae) is recorded for the first time from Rawalpindi, Islamabad and Murree. It was collected in sweep net collection during October and November, 2016. Main taxonomic identification characters, their measurements along with micrographs have been illustrated. It is suggested as an important candidate of biological control for sucking and chewing insect pests for economic crops in Pakistan.

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