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Studies on the insect fauna especially gall midges (Diptera: Cecidomyiidae) of Tamil Nadu are relatively less in comparison to the other Indian region. Only fourty eight species of Cecidomyiidae have been reported so far from this region. The present study reports a gall midge,Octodiplosis bispina Sharma, 1987 as a new distributional record from Western Ghats of Tamil Nadu. Previously this species was reported from Aurangabad (Maharashtra) and Andaman Islands. The known distribution of this species now includes Tamil Nadu as well.
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