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  • 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