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Advancements in Insect Biodiversity

Rajiv K. Gupta (Editor)
Synopsis The great variation in eco-geography harbours thousands of floral species and ultimately their affiliated animal species. Apparently, almost all groups of fauna flourish well in this South Asian peninsular region. So as around 70,000 species of the insects. This publication attributes to the biodiversity and biosystematics of various insect groups fond in India. Insecta as a whole and in parts of it such as order Coleoptera, Diptera, Hemiptera, Hymenoptera, Isoptera and Odonata, are well dealt with. Many authorities have made their contributions in imparting an overview of the insect fauna of the country and others have attributed for their specified regions or of various states. The publications presented in this volume can be listed as: 'Diversity of Indian beetle fauna' presented by Dr. Pal, T.K. He has reviewed order Coleoptera enlisting 17,036 beetle records from India, and has made an overwhelming comparison with the global record. Dr. Narendran, T.C. has explored the "Oriental species of genus Perilampus (hymenoptera)'. He has added 9 species of the genus new to the world record and has subsequently presented an identification key for the 27 oriental species. Dr. Gupta, R.K. has presented 'An overview of Bees of India' detailing diversity of 60 genera with 633 species of bees recorded so far from modern Indian territories. Dr. Paruik P., Dr. D. Banerjee and Dr. B. Mitra have reported '141 genera of aquatic diptera found in India' in their fascinating publication. 'Biosystematic revision of the carpenter bees of Indian region' has been illustrated by Dr. Gupta, R.K. and Dr. D. Yanega. They have explained a taxonomic overview consisting of 45 species and subspecies of the genus xylocopa found in Indian region. These works specifically refer to the oriental region, South Asian region or for the country as a whole.
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Bibliographic information

Title Advancements in Insect Biodiversity
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.2004
Edition 1st ed.
Publisher Agrobios (India)
Language: English
isbn 8177542087
length xii+337p., Figures; Plates.