FLORA AND FAUNA ISSN 2456-9364(Online) 0971-6920(Print)
         
2021 Vol.27 No.2 PP 301­-307
https://doi.org/10.33451/florafauna.v27i2pp301-307
A preliminary checklist of moths (insect : lepidoptera) of Karanja (Ghadge), District Wardha (Maharashtra) India
Lokesh N Wankhade, Pushpanjali A Bidwai and *Sagar T Dongre1
Department of Zoology,
Narayanrao Kale Smruti Model College,
KARANJA (Ghadge), District-WARDHA (MAHARASHTRA), INDIA
1Department of Zoology,
Mohata Science College, NAGPUR (MAHARASHTRA), INDIA
*Corresponding Author : Email : stdon7174@gmail.com
ABSTRACT
Diversity of moth species (Lepidoptera: Heterocera) was studied in the Karanja (Ghadge), District Wardha of Vidarbha region of Maharashtra. A total 64 species of moths belonging to 14 families and 31 subfamilies were recorded from different sites. Family Erebidae (22 species) was found to be dominating taxon, followed by Geometridae (11 species), Cambridae (10 species) Noctuidae (07 species), Sphingidae (4 Species), Cossidae (3 Species) and 1 species each from family Eupterotidae, Pterophoridae, Saturnidae, Uranidae, Bombycidae,Lasiocampidae and Scythrididae was reported first time.

Key words : Diversity, Karanja (Ghadge), Maharashtra, Moths, Vidarbha.
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