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Abstract            Volume:4  Issue-9  Year-2016         Original Research Articles

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Insect Faunal Diversity of the Sunderban Biosphere Reserve, West Bengal, India
Bulganin Mitra1, Olive Biswas1, Sankarsan Roy1*, Udipta Chakraborti1 and
Balaram Panja2
1Zoological Survey of India, M – Block, New Alipore, Kolkata, West Bengal, India
2Office of the Divisional Forest Officer, 24- Parganas (South division), Kolkata, West Bengal, India
*Corresponding author

Present paper confirms the report of 591 species, under 404 genera of 100 families belonging to 13 orders of insects from the Indian parts of Sunderbans. In terms of species richness, the order Lepidoptera is the most speciose (163 species), followed by Diptera (133 species), Hyemnoptera (96 species), Coleoptera (81 species), Orthoptera (19 species), Dermaptera (8 species), Isoptera (7 species), Neuroptera (6 species), Thysanoptera (2species), Blattodea (2species) and Phthiraptera (2 species).

Keywords: Entomofauna, Diversity, India,Sunderban Biosphere Reserve
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Bulganin Mitra, Olive Biswas, Sankarsan Roy, Udipta Chakraborti and Balaram Panja. 2016. Insect Faunal Diversity of the Sunderban Biosphere Reserve, West Bengal, India.Int.J.Curr.Res.Aca.Rev. 4(9): 87-98
doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.20546/ijcrar.2016.409.008
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