International Journal of Fauna and Biological Studies
2015, Vol. 2 Issue 3, Part A
Diversity of cockroaches in yelagiri hills part of Eastern Ghats of Tamil Nadu, India
S. Prabakaran, Y. Chezhian, P. Ezhumalai, G. Ramesh
Cockroaches are the oldest insects the earliest fossils dating back to the carboniferous period are about 400 million years. Diversity of cockroaches and their abundance were analyzed at Yelagiri hills lying between 12Âº 579â€™N; and 78Âº.639â€™E in Eastern Ghats of Tamil Nadu, India. The abundance of Blattids peaked at middle elevations influenced by favorable environment condition and availability of food preference etc., the diversity of cockroaches indicates the influence of habitat, climate and availability food of resources. In this study 633 examples of cockroaches were collected and accommodated under 12 species and 10 genera in 4 families were recorded. This report is first time consolidated report of the family Blattodea from the Tamil Nadu part of Eastern Ghats.
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S. Prabakaran, Y. Chezhian, P. Ezhumalai, G. Ramesh. Diversity of cockroaches in yelagiri hills part of Eastern Ghats of Tamil Nadu, India. Int. J. Fauna Biol. Stud. 2015;2(3):30-35.