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EPISOMUS

EPISOMUS

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A STUDY ON THE GENUSE PI SO M U S
(COLEOPTERA: CURCULIONIDAE)
S. SHANAS & V. V. RAMAMURTHY

Division of Entomology
Indian Agricultural Research Institute
New Delhi - 110 012, India

2007
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PREFACE
This work forms part of the thesis entitled \u201cBiosystematic studies on the genus
Episomus Schoenherr (Curculionidae: Coleoptera) from India and adjacent
countries.\u201d submitted to the Post-Graduate School, Indian Agricultural Research Institute
(IARI), New Delhi, in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the degree of Doctor of
Philosophyin Entomology, during the year 2003.

With deep sense of gratitude, I thank Dr. V. V. Ramamurthy, Chairman of my Advisory committee, for his \u2018proper\u2019 guidance during the course of the present investigation.

A bound copy of the work is deposited at the following libraries:

1. National Agriultural Library, IARI, New Delhi, INDIA
2. Jawaharlal Nehru University Library, Delhi, INDIA
3. J. R. D. TATA Memorial Library, IISC, Bangalore, INDIA
4. Delhi University Library, Delhi, INDIA
5. Natural History Museum Library, London, UK

- S. Shanas.
October 25, 2007.
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CONTENTS
(PAGE No.)
Abstract
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Introduction
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Material and Methods
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Abbreviations
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Taxonomic Characters
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Annotated checklist
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A. Varieties raised to subspecies
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B. Checklist
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Genus Episomus Schoenherr\u2026\u2026\u2026\u2026\u2026\u2026\u2026\u2026\u2026\u2026\u2026\u2026\u2026\u2026
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A. Key to the species
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B. Species studied
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Bibliography
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Figures
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Plates
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List of Tables:
Table
No.
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1.
Sexual dimorphic characters inE pis o mus
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Number of species ofEpis o mus described during different periods
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3.
Contributions of coleopterists to the genusE pis o mus
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4.
Economic Importance of the species of the genusEp is omus
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