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Exploration of Coccinellid (Coleoptera : Coccinellidae) fauna of different Ecosystems in Champhai District of Mizoram state, North East India

Author Affiliations

  • 1Department of Zoology, Government Champhai College, Mizoram, 786321, INDIA

Res. J. Agriculture & Forestry Sci., Volume 3, Issue (5), Pages 21-24, May,8 (2015)


Studies on lady bird beetles were conducted at Champhai district of Mizoram state, North East India, in three different ecosystems like Agriculture fiends (including vegetable gardens), unprotected forests, along riverine habitat from June 2012 to June 2013, over a period of 13 months, occasional sightings were also taken into consideration. A total of 13 species of bird beetles have been observed including 9 predatory and 4 polyphagous in different ecosystems. Fauna of Mizoram, of Zoological Survey of India does not mention Coccinellids in the state, probably due to lack of literature, hence all the species are being reported for the first time.


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