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A  total  of  2378  geometrid  moth  specimens  were  collected  from  four  districts  of  Kashmir  valley  during  2018-2019,  which  comprised  of  39  species  belonging  to  29  genera,  17  tribes  and  4  subfamilies.  Five  species  (Abraxas  cashmiria  sp.  nov., Antipercnia pseudoalbinigrata sp.  nov.,  Aspitates  pseudogilvaria  sp.  nov., Chorodna Baramulia sp.  nov.  and  Xenoplia  kashmirensis  sp.  nov.)  are  reported  for  the  first  time  from  this  area.  Diversity  indices  was  highest  in  Baramulla  (H´  =  1.452760)  lowest  in  Srinagar  (H´=1.273559).  Alcis  repandata  (Linnaeus)  was  found  to  be  most  dominant  species  (11.02%),  while  as  Callipia  vicinaria  (Dognin)  was  found  least  dominant  (0.25%).

Keywords

Diversity moth Geometrid Lepidoptera

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Amin, D., & Khan , Z. . H. . . (2022). Diversity of Geometrid moths (Geometridae: Lepidoptera) in Kashmir valley, India. Environment Conservation Journal, 23(1&2), 154–163. https://doi.org/10.36953/ECJ.021799-2123

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