Diversity and Abundance of Coleoptera in an Oak Forest

DOWNLOAD FULL TEXT DIVERSITY AND ABUNDANCE OF COLEOPTERA IN AN OAK FOREST OF KUMAUN HIMALAYA, INDIA A. Garia*, D. Goswami and B. R Kaushal Post Graduate Department of Zoology, Kumaun University, Nainital-263002, India Email*: yogitagaria@gmail.com Received: 04-07-2019                                                                                          Read More …

AN OBSERVATION ON THE TAXONOMIC COMPOSITION, RELATIVE ABUNDANCE AND SEASONAL VARIATION OF ODONATE (DRAGONFLIES AND DAMSELFLIES) FAUNA OF CHAUBATIA GARDEN RANIKHET, ALMORA, UTTARAKHAND, INDIA

Fasuil Farooq and Manoj Kumar Arya* Insect Biodiversity Laboratory, Department of Zoology,D.S.B. Campus, Kumaun University, Nainital- 263002, Uttarakhand, India[*E-mail: dr.manojkumar19@rediffmail.com]Received: 18-09-2018 Accepted: 10-10-2018 AbstractThe present investigation was aimed as a pilot study to assess the diversity, abundance and taxonomic composition of order Odonata in Chaubatia Garden Ranikhet during July 2016 to June 2018. Observations were carried out at monthly interval during both the years. A total of 392 Odonates belonging to 12 species, 8 genera and 4 families were recorded. The family Read More …

SPECIES RICHNESS AND ABUNDANCE OF WHITE GRUBS IN FOREST ECOSYSTEM

SPECIES RICHNESS AND ABUNDANCE OF WHITE GRUBS (COLEOPTERA: SCARABAEIDAE) IN FOREST ECOSYSTEM OF DOON VALLEY, (UTTARAKHAND), INDIA Mukesh Lal and Pushpendra K. Sharma* Department of Zoology, D.A.V. (P.G.) College, Dehradun-248001 (U.K.), India [Corresponding author E-mail-*: insect1980@rediffmail.com] Received: 28-07-2017 Accepted: 01-12-2017 Abstract: Present study was carried out to know the species richness and abundance of white grubs (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae) from forest ecosystem of Doon Valley. A total of 19 species were reported from different sites during the Year 2014-15 and 2015-16. These 19 species Read More …

SPECIES COMPOSITION AND ABUNDANCE OF WHITE GRUBS IN AGRICULTURAL ECOSYSTEM

SPECIES COMPOSITION AND ABUNDANCE OF WHITE GRUBS (COLEOPTERA : SCARABAEIDAE) IN AGRICULTURAL ECOSYSTEM OF DISTRICT DEHRADUN (UTTARAKHAND), INDIA Mukesh Lal and Pushpendra K. Sharma* Department of Zoology, D.A.V. (P.G.) College, Dehradun-248001 (U.K.), India [Corresponding author E-mail-*: insect1980@rediffmail.com] Received: 18-06-2017 Accepted: 17-08-2017 Abstract: Present study was carried out to know the species composition and abundance of white grubs (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae) from agricultural ecosystem of district Dehradun, Uttarakhand, India during 2014-2016. A total of 22 species were reported from different sites during the study period. Twenty Read More …

VARIATION IN POPULATION DENSITY AND BIOMASS OF BUTTERFLIES IN NANDA DEVI BIOSPHERE RESERVE, WEST HIMALAYA, UTTARAKHAND

VARIATION IN POPULATION DENSITY AND BIOMASS OF BUTTERFLIES IN NANDA DEVI BIOSPHERE RESERVE (NDBR), WEST HIMALAYA, UTTARAKHAND Kishor Kumar-1*, P. C. Joshi-2 and Manoj Arya-3 1-G.B. Pant National Institute of Himalayan Environment and Sustainable Development, Himachal Unit, Mohal-Kullu, 175126, H. P.  2-Department of Zoology and Environmental Science, Gurukul Kangri University, Haridwar 3-Department of Zoology, Kumaun University Nainintal, Uttarakhand [Corresponding author E-mail-1*: Kishorkkothari5@gmail.com] Received: 17-01-2017     Accepted: 08-03-2017 Abstract: Population density and biomass of Butterflies (Lepidoptera) from selected study sites of Nanda Devi Read More …

DIVERSITY AND ABUNDANCE OF LEPIDOPTERA IN A PINE FOREST OF KUMAUN

DIVERSITY AND ABUNDANCE OF LEPIDOPTERA IN A PINE FOREST OF KUMAUN HIMALAYA Asha Garia, Deepika Goswami and B. R . Kaushal* Department of Zoology, Kumaun University, Nainital -263002, India [Corresponding author E-mail-*: brkaushal01@gmail.com] Received: 23-09-2016 Accepted: 29-09-2016 Abstract: Species richness, abundance and biomass and species diversity of Lepidoptera in a pine forest of Kumaun Himalaya, Uttarakhand were determined during August 2013 to July 2015. A total of 34 species belonging to 9 families were collected. Maximum abundance and biomass were 31 ind. ha-1 Read More …

POPULATION DYNANICS OF BROWN PLANT HOPPER, NILAPARVATA LUGENS (STÅL) AND RICE GUNDHI BUG

POPULATION DYNANICS OF BROWN PLANT HOPPER, NILAPARVATA LUGENS (STÅL) AND RICE GUNDHI BUG, LEPTOCORISA VARICORNIS FAB, IN KHARIF RICE Shafia Zainab and R. N. Singh* Department of Entomology and Agricultural Zoology, Institute of Agricultural Sciences Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi – 221 005, India [Corresponding author* Email : singhrnacarology58@gmail.com] Received: 14-04-2015 Accepted: 22-05-2015 Abstract: Field experiment was conducted during kharif, 2013-14 to study the seasonal incidence of brown plant hopper (BPH), Nilaparvata lugens (Stål.), and rice gundhi bug, Leptocorisa varicornis Fab Read More …

DIVERSITY AND ABUNDANCE OF SOIL MICRO-ARTHROPODS IN A SUBTROPICAL FOREST IN UTTARAKHAND

DIVERSITY AND ABUNDANCE OF SOIL MICRO-ARTHROPODS IN A SUBTROPICAL FOREST IN UTTARAKHAND Priya Chaudhary and Namita Joshi Department of Environmental Science, Kanya Gurukul Campus, Gurukul Kangri University, Haridwar-249 407, India Received: 01-04-2014 Accepted: 25-04-2014 Abstract: This study was carried out to examine the diversity and abundance of soil micro-arthropods in the two forest ranges i.e. Chilla and Motichur of Rajaji national park in Uttarakhand. The QBS index is based on micro- arthropod groups present in the soil samples. Each type Read More …

SPECIES COMPOSITION, ABUNDANCE AND DENSITY OF HYMENOPTERAN INSECTS IN NANDA DEVI BIOSPHERE RESERVE

SPECIES COMPOSITION, ABUNDANCE AND DENSITY OF HYMENOPTERAN INSECTS IN NANDA DEVI BIOSPHERE RESERVE, WESTERN HIMALAYAS, INDIA M. K. Arya and P. C. Joshi* Department of Zoology, D.S.B. Campus, Kumaun University, Nainital-263001, Uttarakhand, India. *Department of Zoology and Environmental Sciences,Gurukula Kangri, University Haridwar- 249404, Uttrakhand, India. Abstract: Species composition, abundance and density of Hymenopterans were studied in three different ecological zones, located at an altitude between 2100-3500m in Nanda Devi Biosphere, Western Himalayas. A total of 1229 individuals of Hymenopteran insects Read More …

SEASONAL ABUNDANCE OF MANGO HOPPER

SEASONAL ABUNDANCE OF MANGO HOPPER, AMRITODUS ATKINSONI (LETH.) (JASSIDAE: HOMOPTERA) IN DIFFERENT ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS OF JAMMU REGION B. Sharma and Shakha Sharma Department of Zoology, University of Jammu, Jammu. India Abstract: Seasonal abundance of mango hopper was studied in different environmental condition of Jammu region. The mango hopper was reported first in the month of February in Udhampur area only, whereas in all other studied areas it was first recorded in the month of March. For different study different pattern Read More …