First report of mango leaf gall midge Procontarinia robusta Li, Bu & Zhang (Diptera: Cecidomyiidae) from India

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Duraikannu Vasanthakumar
Senthilkumar Palanisamy
Radheshyam Murlidhar Sharma


The present study reports a leaf gall midge, Procontarinia robusta Li, Bu & Zhang of Mango, Mangifera indica L. from India.  It is being reported for the first time from India.  Earlier, this species was reported from China, Indonesia and East Timor.  A brief diagnosis of its immature stages and coloured images are given to facilitate easy identification. 

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