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International Journal of Fauna and Biological Studies

2015, Vol. 2 Issue 4, Part A
Taxonomic studies on Tabanidae (Insecta: Diptera) from Himachal Pradesh, India
Author(s): Aniruddha Maity, Atanu Naskar, Emon Mukhopadhyay, Surajit Hazra, Jayita Sengupta, Shyamasree Ghosh, Dhriti Banerjee
Abstract: 18 species belonging to the 6 genera of family Tabanidae have been recorded from Himachal Pradesh. The present study revealed 7 species of Tabanidae viz. Tabanus (Tabanus) diversifrons Ricardo, 1911; Tabanus (Tabanus)fuscomaculatus Ricardo, 1911; Tabanus (Tabanusgertrudae Philip, 1960;Haematopota inconspicua Ricardo, 1911; Haematopota lata Ricardo, 1906;Haematopota latifascia Ricardo, 1911; Hippocentrodes striatipennis (Brunetti, 1912 to be reported for the first time from the state of Himachal Pradesh. Taxonomic identification keys to these 18 species have been elucidated along with their distribution pattern in India and wold wide. The Tabanidae of Himachal Pradesh exhibit highest species richness from the district of Mandi while the species richness is minimum in the districts of Sirmour, Shimla and Lahul and Spiti.
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How to cite this article:
Aniruddha Maity, Atanu Naskar, Emon Mukhopadhyay, Surajit Hazra, Jayita Sengupta, Shyamasree Ghosh, Dhriti Banerjee. Taxonomic studies on Tabanidae (Insecta: Diptera) from Himachal Pradesh, India. International Journal of Fauna and Biological Studies. 2015; 2(4): 43-52.
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