Diversity and checklist of Beetles (Arthropoda: Coleoptera) from Forest areas and Agricultural areas of District Akola, (Maharashtra), India

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Milind Shirbhate
Amrita Shirbhate

Abstract

A survey was organised from August 2016 to February 2020 in the forest areas and agricultural areas of Akola district to know the diversity of Beetles for further research. A total of 68 genera and 90 species belonging to 13 different families of beetles viz. Buprestidae (Metallic Wood-boring Beetle), Carabidae (Ground Beetles), Cerambycidae,  Chrysomelidae (Leaf beetles), Coccinellidae,  Dytiscidae,  Geotrupidae, Gyrinidae, Hydrophilidae, Hybosoridae, Meloidae (Blister Beetles), Scarabaeidae, Tenebrionidae (Darkling Beetles) were collected and identified from various habitats along with their valid scientific names, systematic position, and distribution within agricultural fields and forest areas of Akola district.

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How to Cite
Shirbhate, M., & Shirbhate, A. (2020). Diversity and checklist of Beetles (Arthropoda: Coleoptera) from Forest areas and Agricultural areas of District Akola, (Maharashtra), India . Environment Conservation Journal, 21(1&2), 89-94. https://doi.org/10.36953/ECJ.2020.211210

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