FLORA AND FAUNA ISSN 2456-9364(Online) 0971-6920(Print)
2020 Vol.26 No.1 PP 149-155
Hymenopteran fauna inhabiting K.T.H.M. College Campus, Nashik, Maharashtra
*Sachin Arjun Gurule, Tushar Ananda Jadhav and Jyoti Haribhau Gangurde
Department of Zoology,
MVP’s K.T.H.M. College
, Gangapur Road, NASHIK 422002.
*Corresponding Author : Email : sachin.gurule@yahoo.com
Inventory of wasps, bees and carpenter bees belongs to order hymenoptera was prepared by collecting naturally dead specimens from KTHM College campus, Nashik during the July 2015 to February 2016. In the present study 25 species belonging to 19 genus and 11 families of Hymenoptera have been recorded. Of which total 11 species identified upto species level and remaining given morpho-species Genus (sp.) label. The identification of species was done by following keys of existing literature and confirmed by comparing the specimens in collection department of Bombay Natural History Society (BNHS), Mumbai. Family apidae and vespidae found to be dominating families. Dominance of four species Apis dorsata, A. cerena indica, Thyrus ramosus, Amegila sp. was observed in terms of population, due to plentiful nector yielding plants in the college campus. The families Xylocopidae and Sphecidae were represented by 3 species each. Families Chrysididae, Ichneumonidae and Braconidae were represented by single Stibum sp., Coelichmeumon sp. and Cremnops sp. respectively.

Key words : Bees, Carpenter bees, Diversity, Hymenoptera, KTHM College, Nashik, Wasps.
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