Observation of A Microsporidian Parasite in The Accessory Salivary Gland Of Chrysocoris Stollii (Wolff, 1801) (Heteroptera: Pentatomidae)

Parbati Chatterjee and Chitra,

Abstract

A species of microsporidian has been established to cause severe tissue damage in the accessory salivary glands of Chrysocoris stollii Wolff (Heteroptera: Pentatomidae). While tissue damage by microsporidians in Heteroptera is well known, the present observation in this species of insect is reported here for the first time. The probable route of infection has been postulated through the tissue sections of the gland.

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