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Preliminary study on diversity of coleopteran fauna from Kopargaon Tahsil, District Ahmednagar, Maharashtra, India

Author Affiliations

  • 1Dept. of Zoology, Sanjivani Arts, Commerce & Science College, Kopargaon- 423601, MS, India

Int. Res. J. Biological Sci., Volume 7, Issue (6), Pages 23-25, June,10 (2018)

Abstract

Present communication reports the diversity of beetles from Kopargaon tahsil. The study period was from June 2015-May 2016 of different locality viz agro ecosystem, temporary reservoir and local residential rural area. Total of 29 species was recorded under 23 genera belonging to 8 families. Scarabaeidae was most divers family with 8 genera and 12 species followed by Cerambycidae with 4 genera and 4 species, Elateridae with 1 genera and 1 species, Meloidae with 2 genera and 3 species, Tenebrionidae with 2 genera and 3 species, Coccinellidea with 3 genera and 4 species, Buprestidae with 2 genera and 1 species, and Trogosiitidae with 1 genera and 1 species. Field based observation indicate relative abundant of beetles in monsoon than in winter and summer.

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