Staphylinidae, Scarabaeidae, Dermestidae and Curculionidae (Insecta: Coleoptera) first record, from Kargil (Ladakh), J&K-India

Abstract :

Kargil is one of the two districts of Ladakh region known as Cold desert of the country (India) and falls in the Transhimalayan Mountain system. This study is the very first attempt to study Staphylinidae (Rove beetles), Scarabaeidae (dung beetles), Dermestidae (carpet beetles) and curculionidae (weevils) from Kargil district. A total of 6 Taxa belonging to 4 different families were recorded and described for the first time from the area under study.

Keyword :

Coleoptera, High Altitude, first record, Kargil

Author(s) : Feroz, M., Tara, J. S., Azam, M., Ramamurthy, V. V.
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Published Issue : 2015 Vol. 10 Number 1

2015 Vol. 10 Number 1