Research Paper | Zoology | India | Volume 4 Issue 7, July 2015
A Preliminary Report on the Moths (Insecta: Lepidoptera: Heterocera) Fauna from Amravati, Maharashtra
Dr. Y. A. Gadhikar | S. Sambath | Y. I. Yattoo
Abstract: Moths belong to the order Lepidoptera and this type of fauna are easily affected by a slightest change in environment so keeping in view moths could be used to check the minute change of environment hence can be called as bioindicators of environment. Taking a chance to investigate environmental health all possible efforts were carried out in this work to list and unfold this hidden fauna of city and some surrounding areas. Collection of moths was carried out from August 2012 to January 2013 to determine their diversity and occurance. A total number of 41 moth specimens were collected by using simple light traps operated from dusk to dawn. The moths were identified up to family level. Families Noctuidae, Arctiidae, Geometridae, Sphingdae, Saturniidae, Crambidae, Lasiocampidae and Lymantridae were presented in collection samples.
Keywords: Abundance, collection, diversity, identification, moth taxonomy
Edition: Volume 4 Issue 7, July 2015,
Pages: 883 - 887
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Dr. Y. A. Gadhikar, S. Sambath, Y. I. Yattoo, "A Preliminary Report on the Moths (Insecta: Lepidoptera: Heterocera) Fauna from Amravati, Maharashtra", International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR), Volume 4 Issue 7, July 2015, pp. 883-887, https://www.ijsr.net/get_abstract.php?paper_id=SUB156423
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