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This publication reports for the first time the female of a Naucorid Bug Cheirochela assamensis Hope, 1841 from the state of Meghalaya, India.Â This species has been known so far by only two male specimens.Â We provide a detailed description of the female and light microscopic images of the habitus and important characters.Â Habitus photos of type (male) ofÂ C. assamensisÂ and a related species,Â Cheirochela thailandana Polhemus et al. are also provided for comparison.Â
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