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    The moths (Lepidoptera: Heterocera) of northern Maharashtra: a preliminary checklist
    Type
    Journal Article
    Description
    A preliminary checklist of moth species collected in north Maharashtra is presented based on studies carried out in various localities from June 2009 to June 2010. From a total of 728 individuals, 245 morphospecies, placed in 177 genera and 20 families, were recognized. Almost a third of these species were collected as singletons and can be considered as rare. The moth fauna is very rich in arboreal feeding forms, indicating that the area is a fairly undisturbed forest patch. Of the 20 families encountered, Erebidae, Noctuidae, Crambidae, Geometridae and Sphingidae are the most diverse.
    Attribution
    Gurule S.A., Nikam S.M. (2013). Journal of Threatened Taxa 12(5) pp. 4693-4713; doi:10.11609/JoTT.o2555.4693-713