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Research Paper | Entomology | India | Volume 4 Issue 12, December 2015
Distribution and Diversity of White Grub Species in Western Maharashtra, India
Rahul B. Gite | Pandurang B. Mohite  | Balkrishna Rathour 
Abstract: The present work provides information on distribution of white grub species from four districts of Western Maharashtra viz. Sangli, Satara, Solapur and Kolhapur. A total of 16 species were recorded during the study period under eight genera distributed in three sub families viz. , Melolonthinae, Rutelinae, Dynastinae and five tribes. The species Adoretus versutus, Anomala ruficapilla, Sophrops karschi was newly recorded in Western Maharashtra. The single dominant species, Holotrichia serrata was observed up to 26.55 per cent of all individuals followed by was Phyllognathus dionysius with abundance of 16.58 per cent and 15.20 per cent, respectively. The lowest abundance was observed in species Anomala ruficapilla (0.23 per cent).
Keywords: White grub, Distribution, Abundance, Diversity
Edition: Volume 4 Issue 12, December 2015,
Pages: 1270 - 1272
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