Distinction of Indian Commercial Lac Insect Lines of Kerria spp. (Homoptera: Coccoidea) Based on Their Morphometrics

@inproceedings{Ahmad2014DO,
  title={
Distinction of Indian Commercial Lac Insect Lines of
Kerria
spp. (Homoptera: Coccoidea) Based on Their Morphometrics
},
  author={Ayashaa Ahmad and Ranganathan Ramani and Kewal Krishan Sharma and Ambrish Sharan Vidyarthi and Vilayanoor Venkataraman Ramamurthy},
  booktitle={Journal of insect science},
  year={2014}
}
The lac insects belong to the genus Kerria (Hemiptera: Coccoidea: Kerriidae) and are commercially exploited worldwide for the production of lac, which comes from their waxy test and has diverse industrial applications. The insects are maintained by the Indian Institute of Natural Resins and Gums as distinctive lines that are cultivated and commercialized in… CONTINUE READING