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  • Title
    A checklist of the Long-horned Beetles (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae) of Arunachal Pradesh, northeastern India with several new reports
    Type
    Journal Article
    Description
    Northeastern India is one of the hot spots of mega biodiversity of the world.  The collections of cerambycid beetles were made from the forest region of Arunachal Pradesh, India during 2008–2013.  A total of 49 species of cerambycids were collected during the survey, belonging to three subfamilies and a checklist of all the species is provided.  Taxonomic synonyms, bibiliography alongwith new distribution and list of host plants of the region are included.  Rhytidodera griseofasciata is reported for the first time from India, besides seven other species, viz., Nupserha nigriceps, Pterolophia (Hylobrotus) tuberculatrix, Neocerambyx grandis, Olenecamptus indianus, Obereopsis obscura obscura, Aristobia reticulator, and Sarothrocera lowii are being reported from Arunachal Pradesh for the first time. 
    Attribution
    Kumawat M. M., Singh K. Mamocha, Ramamurthy V. V. (2015). Journal of Threatened Taxa 12(7) pp. 7879-7901; doi:10.11609/jott.2378.7879-7901
  • Title
    New records of Cerambycidae (Insecta: Coleoptera) from Madhya Pradesh, India
    Type
    Journal Article
    Description
    The present study reports new distribution records of seven species of Cerambycid beetles belonging to seven genera of seven tribes and under two subfamilies from Madhya Pradesh.  As a result, based on the past literature and the present study, a total of 18 species of Cerambycidae are known from Madhya Pradesh. The paper also provides detailed diagnostic characters of the eight studied species.  
    Attribution
    Majumder Amitava, Raha Angshuman, Mitra Bulganin, Chandra Kailash (2015). Journal of Threatened Taxa 15(7) pp. 8242-8249; doi:10.11609/jott.2465.7.15.8242-8249
  • Title
    Longhorned beetles (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae) from Chhattisgarh, India
    Type
    Journal Article
    Description
    An inventory of longhorned beetles of Chhattisgarh state has been attempted for the first time resulting in the enumeration of 10 species belonging to 8 genera and 6 tribes under 2 subfamilies. The descriptions of these species and distribution in Chhattisgarh and India are provided. Being economically important, the present account on longhorned beetles is important as it might help the state forest authorities to adopt control measures to minimize damage caused by these insects.
    Attribution
    Majumder A., Raha A., Mitra B., Ghate H.V., Chandra K. (2014). Journal of Threatened Taxa 1(6) pp. 5393-5399; doi:10.11609/JoTT.o3601.5393-9
  • Title
    Record of the Fungus Beetle Spathomeles anceps (Gorham) (Coleoptera: Endomychidae: Lycoperdininae) from Kolhapur, Maharashtra, India
    Type
    Journal Article
    Description
    Spathomeles anceps, a fungus beetle of the family Endomychidae is reported, with illustrations, for the first time from Kolhapur, Maharashtra State.
    Attribution
    Koli Yogesh J., Bhawane Ganesh P., Ghate H. V. (2014). Journal of Threatened Taxa 11(6) pp. 6477-6479; doi:10.11609/JoTT.o4067.6473-6
  • Title
    Diet of three insectivorous birds in Nagapattinam District, Tamil Nadu, India - a preliminary study
    Type
    Journal Article
    Description
    The dietary composition of the White-breasted Kingfisher Halcyon smyrnensis, the Small Bee-eater Merops orientalis and the Black Drongo Dicrurus macrocercus was studied between 2005 and 2006 in Nagapattinam District, Tamil Nadu, India by analyzing regurgitated pellets. The analysis revealed that the White-breasted Kingfisher preys mainly on arthropods (83.40%) and less on vertebrates; seven orders of insects were identified, with Coleoptera, Hemiptera, Hymenoptera and Orthoptera predominant. The small bee-eater diet is composed of Coleoptera (22.3%), Hymenoptera (20.8%), Hemiptera (14.1%), Orthoptera (12.6%), Odonata (10.7%), Lepidoptera (10.4%) and Diptera (8.6%). Beetles were also found to be the most frequent prey (23.7%) in the diet of black drongos, followed by Hemiptera (21.6%), Orthoptera (19.3%), Hymenoptera (14.4%), Lepidoptera (7.5%), Diptera (6.8%) and Odonata (6.0%).
    Attribution
    Asokan S., Ali A.M.S., Manikannan R. (2009). Journal of Threatened Taxa 6(1) pp. 327-330; doi:10.11609/JoTT.o2145.327-30
  • Title
    An updated checklist of scarabaeoid beetles (Coleoptera: Scarabaeoidea) of Pench Tiger Reserve, Madhya Pradesh, India
    Type
    Miscellaneous
    Description
    An updated checklist of 61 species of Scarabaeoid beetles (Coleoptera: Scarabaeoidea) belonging to 30 genera, 19 tribes and 7 subfamilies under 3 families (Geotrupidae, Hybosoridae and Scarabaeidae) from Pench Tiger Reserve (Madhya Pradesh, India) is provided for the first time. The details of specimens examined and distribution of the recorded species in India and abroad are provided which is further supplemented with the illustrations of 54 species. The study reports 22 species as new records for the tiger reserve. Out of the total species, Delopleurus parvus and Onthophagus coeruleicollis (Scarabaeinae) have been recorded for the first time from the state of Madhya Pradesh. The present study is not only a faunistic report but also an illustrated field guide for the identification of the Scarabaeoid beetles occurring in the tiger reserve which will help in conservation planning, protected area justification and design and development of management plans.
    Attribution
    Checklist of scarabaeoid beetles (Coleoptera: Scarabaeoidea) of Pench Tiger Reserve, Madhya Pradesh
  • Title
    AN INVENTORY OF SCARAB BEETLES (COLEOPTERA: SCARABAEIDAE) OF ACHANAKMAR-AMARKANTAK BIOSPHERE RESERVE, CHHATTISGARH, INDIA
    Type
    Miscellaneous
    Description
    Biodiversity surveys in the years, 2004 to 2008 at many locations of Achanakmar-Amarkantak Biosphere Reserve (AABR) yielded 52 species of scarab beetles (Coprophagous and chafer beetle) belonging to 24 genera and 5 subfamilies of family Scarabaeidae. Of these, 26 species in the subfamily Scarabaeinae exclusively feed on dung while remaining 26 species are phytophagous in nature, distributed in four subfamilies; Rutelinae, Melolonthinae, Dynastinae and Cetoniinae.
    Attribution
    AN INVENTORY OF SCARAB BEETLES (COLEOPTERA: SCARABAEIDAE) OF ACHANAKMAR-AMARKANTAK BIOSPHERE RESERVE, CHHATTISGARH, INDIA