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  • Title
    A report on occurrence of aphidophagous predators of Aphis odinae (van der Goot) (Hemiptera: Aphididae) in cashew ecosystem from Goa, India
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    Journal Article
    Description
    The aphid, Aphis odinae(Van der Goot) (Hemiptera: Aphididae) is a polyphagous, occasional insect pest of cashew. A field survey was conducted from 2014 to 2015 in cashew plantations to record the incidence of aphid and its predators. Periodical sampling revealed, the occurrence of six species of aphidophagous predators comprising three species of coccinellids, viz., Scymnus castaneus Sicard, Cheilomenes sexmaculata (Fabricius) and Pseudaspidimerus flaviceps (Walker) and three species of syrphids, viz., Paragus serratus (Fabricius), Dideopsis aegrota (Fabricius) and Ischidon scutellaris (Fabricius) were found predating on A. odinae. All the immature stages of predators were found predating on first, second, third and fourth instars of the aphid. Among the coccinellids, the dominant species were S. castaneus (4.26 grubs/nut) followed by C. sexmaculata (0.42 grubs/leaf) and P. flaviceps (0.14 grubs/nut). Of the syrphids, P. serratus 2.39 larvae/nut was the major predator. The species D. aegrota (1.2 larvae/leaf) and I. scutellaris (0.5 larvae/nut) were recorded as minor predators. Seasonal abundance of predators was synchronized with the aphid with a maximum occurrence during February 2015. The aphid population gradually reduced from April onwards due to the voracious feeding activity of the predators. The study concluded that the aphidophagous predators, viz., coccinellids and syrphids play a major role in managing the aphid A. odinae in cashew and could be encouraged for augmentation and conservation of these predators in a cashew based ecosystem.
    Attribution
    Ramasamy Maruthadurai & Narendra Pratap Singh, Journal of Threatened Taxa, Vol 9, No 2 (2017); pp. 9858–9861 http://dx.doi.org/10.11609/jott.2435.9.2.9858-9861
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    Diversity of two families Libellulidae and Coenagrionidae (Odonata) in Regional Institute of Education Campus, Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India
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    Journal Article
    Description
    Libellulidae and Coenagrionidae are the most dominant families among dragonflies and damselflies. The present study deals with the diversity, occurrence and present status of libellulids and coenagrionids within the Regional Institute of Education Campus in Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India (RIEC). The major objectives of this study are to prepare a preliminary checklist of libellulids and coenagrionids species in the RIEC and to find out the status and distribution of genera and species in their respective families. This study is also aimed at systematic planning for developing different strategies for conservation of odonates in the campus. During this study a total of 24 species have been recorded out of which 20 species belong to the family Libellulidae representing 15 genera and four species belong to the family Coenagrionidae representing four genera. The findings of this study are based on the survey which was carried out for a period of four months in 2015.
    Attribution
    Priyamvada Pandey & Animesh Kumar Mohapatra, Journal of Threatened Taxa, Vol 9, No 2 (2017); pp. 9851–9857 http://dx.doi.org/10.11609/jott.2547.9.2.9851-9857
  • Title
    Additions to the scorpion fauna (Arachnida: Scorpiones) of Kerala, India, with an illustrated key to the genera
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    Journal Article
    Description
    Two species of scorpions ( Arachnida : Scorpiones) viz., LychaslaevifronsPocock and Heterometrus flavimanus (Pocock) are reported for the first time form Kerala and an illustrated key to the genera and checklist of scorpion species of Kerala are provided. Currently 21 species under 09 genera of scorpions are known from the state.
    Attribution
    K. Aswathi & P.M. Sureshan, Journal of Threatened Taxa, Vol 9, No 2 (2017); pp. 9844–9850 http://dx.doi.org/10.11609/jott.2039.9.2.9844-9850
  • Title
    Twenty-three new records of mantodea (Insecta) from some states of India
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    Journal Article
    Description
    Photography of mantises in their natural habitat clearly indicates the presence of a good number of species in our country. The study disclosed new records of 23 species of mantises from different forests and rural greens of India. Photographs are also provided. All photographs, unless specified otherwise, are by Geetha Iyer. None of the mantises were collected.
    Attribution
    Tushar Kanti Mukherjee, Geetha Iyer & Parbati Chatterjee, Journal of Threatened Taxa, Vol 9, No 2 (2017); pp. 9829–9839 http://dx.doi.org/10.11609/jott.1936.9.2.9829-9839
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    Odonates of Coimbatore District, Tamil Nadu, India
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    Journal Article
    Description
    Odonates were surveyed in Coimbatore District from September 2012 to January 2016. The survey sites covered three major rivers—the Noyyal, Bhavani and Aliyar. Aquatic habitats such as forest streams, riverine sites, irrigational tanks and paddy fields were surveyed in the study. A total of 70 species of odonates were recorded in the survey, which brings the list of odonates in Coimbatore to 87 species. Eighteen species are first time records to the district. In this paper, we catalogue odonates and their distribution from the present survey and pre-existing records.
    Attribution
    M. Suhirtha Muhil & P. Pramod, Journal of Threatened Taxa, Vol 9, No 2 (2017); pp. 9814–9828 http://dx.doi.org/10.11609/jott.2937.9.2.9814-9828
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    A record of Limenitis rileyi Tytler, 1940 (Lepidoptera, Nymphalidae, Limenitidinae) from Arunachal Pradesh, India
    Type
    Journal Article
    Description
    Limenitis rileyi is recorded for the first time in India from Upper Dibang Valley District, Arunachal Pradesh.
    Attribution
    Purnendu Roy, Journal of Threatened Taxa, Vol 9, No 1 (2017); pp. 9774–9776http://dx.doi.org/10.11609/jott.3070.9.1.9774-9776
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    Re-sighting record of Fulvous Leaf-nosed Bat Hipposideros fulvus Gray, 1838 (Mammalia: Chiroptera: Hipposideridae) from Thar Desert, Rajasthan, India
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    Journal Article
    Description
    Here we report re-sighting records of the Fulvous Leaf-nosed Bat Hipposideros fulvus after a gap of almost four decades (37 years), from Rajasthan, India, on the basis of two male specimens collected from a cave dwelling colony of about 20 individuals from Jodhpur, Rajasthan, India. This species has been once reported in 1979 from a man-made tunnel in Mandore Garden in Jodhpur and later the same sighting information was re-quoted by several researchers. The present sighting from a new locality and the voucher specimen confirms the re-sighting of this species after a long gap.
    Attribution
    Sumit Dookia, Gajendra Singh & Rajlakshmi Mishra, Journal of Threatened Taxa, Vol 9, No 1 (2017); pp. 9764–9767http://dx.doi.org/10.11609/jott.2657.9.1.9764-9767
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    First record of Rusty-spotted Cat Prionailurus rubiginosus (Mammalia: Carnivora: Felidae) from Ramgarh-Vishdhari Wildlife Sanctuary in semi-arid landscape of Rajasthan, India
    Type
    Journal Article
    Description
    Restricted to India and Sri Lanka in its distribution, the Rusty-spotted Cat <I>Prionailurus rubiginosus</I>is the smallest felid in the world. The present distribution of this species in India is to a large extent not thoroughly documented and is based on opportunistic sightings and reports. To date, the northernmost confirmed record of this cat is from Sariska and Ranthambhore Tiger Reserve. In this communication, we present evidence of this species from further south at Ramgarh-Vishdhari Wildlife Sanctuary from the state of Rajasthan.
    Attribution
    Sailaja Nayak, Sunny Shah & Jimmy Borah, Journal of Threatened Taxa, Vol 9, No 1 (2017); pp. 9761–9763http://dx.doi.org/10.11609/jott.3303.9.1.9761-9763
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    Checklist of terebrantian thrips (Insecta: Thysanoptera) recorded from India
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    Journal Article
    Description
    A consolidated systematic list of 333 species of terebrantian thrips, belonging to 118 genera (Insecta: Thysanoptera) recorded so far from India, is provided in this article. The list reveals that the family Thripidae has the lion’s share of 307 species, while Aeolothripidae, Melanthripidae, Merothripidae and Stenurothripidae contain very few species. Further, analysis of the present study shows that around 40% of the listed 333 terebrantian species appear to be endemic based on the comparison of Indian fauna with that of the published data of thrips of adjoining regions. Reports on the occurrence of exotic flower thrips, Frankliniella occidentalis (Pergande) and Neohydatothrips samayunkur (Kudo) are of concern to the country, as they are notorious for damage to the cultivated plants.
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    R.R. Rachana & R. Varatharajan, Journal of Threatened Taxa, Vol 9, No 1 (2017); pp. 9748–9755http://dx.doi.org/10.11609/jott.2705.9.1.9748-9755
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    Influence of substrate features on distribution of polypores (Fungi: Basidiomycota) in central part of Peechi Vazhani Wildlife Sanctuary, Kerala, India
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    Journal Article
    Description
    We examined the effect of substrate features like diameter, type and decay class on the distribution of polypores in the moist deciduous forests of Kerala. Plot based sampling and opportunistic sampling method were adopted to maximize the documentation of polypore fungal distribution. The highest number (2,861) of polypore fungal sporocarps has been recorded in host trees with 21-<30 cm diameter class. Among the substrate types, highest number of individuals (2,480) were observed on logs, living trees supported very few polypores. The newly emerged species during the monsoon season showed more association with decay class 2, the decay class association of some species remained unchanged during all the seasons.
    Attribution
    Muhammed Iqbal, Kattany Vidyasagaran & Narayan Ganesh, Journal of Threatened Taxa, Vol 9, No 1 (2017); pp. 9689–9699http://dx.doi.org/10.11609/jott.3075.9.1.9689-9699
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    A checklist of birds of Kerala, India
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    Journal Article
    Description
    A checklist of birds of Kerala State is presented in this paper. Accepted English names, scientific binomen, prevalent vernacular names in Malayalam, IUCN conservation status, endemism, Wildlife (Protection) Act schedules, and the appendices in the CITES, pertaining to the birds of Kerala are also given. The State of Kerala has 500 species of birds, 17 of which are endemic to Western Ghats, and 24 species fall under the various threatened categories of IUCN.
    Attribution
    J Praveen (2015). Journal of Threatened Taxa 13(7) pp. 7983-8009; doi:10.11609/jott.2001.7.13.7983-8009
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    The first record of Stripe-necked Mongoose Herpestes vitticollis Bennett, 1835 (Mammalia: Carnivora: Herpestidae) from the Eastern Ghats of Andhra Pradesh, India
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    Journal Article
    Description
    There has been no records of the Stripe-necked Mongoose from the entire range of the Eastern Ghats. This is the first photographic evidence reported on distribution of Stripe-necked Mongoose from Papikonda National Park and its adjacent reserve forests in the Eastern Ghats, Andhra Pradesh.
    Attribution
    Kumpatla Balaji & Jarugulla Eswar Satyanarayana, Journal of Threatened Taxa, Vol 8, No 14 (2016); pp. 9684-9686 http://dx.doi.org/10.11609/jott.3123.8.14.9684-9686