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Studies on ecology of Lepidopteron fauna of Agro-ecosystem in Marathwada region of Maharashtra State (India)

*Ranjitsingh K. Nimbalkar and Sambahji S. Shinde

Department of Zoology, Vivekanand College, Aurangabad (MS) Inida
*Department of Zoology, V.P. College, Vaijapur Dist Aurangabad (MS) India

In the present study we record the maximum number of butterfly species than the species moths viz., family Lycaenidae (15 species), Nymphalidae (10 species), Hesperiidae (8 species), Pieridae (7 species), and from Papilionidae, Danaidae and Acraeidae six, three and one species respectively. In the present study we record 99 species of order Lepidoptera comprising 49 species of moth and 50 species of to butterflies. Moths from this order belong to eight families out of these Pterophoridae and Hyblaeidae consist single species. Family Eupterotidae and Hypsidae constitute with two species family Arctiidae comprises three species and family Sphingidae, Pyralidae and Noctuidae constitute with seven, eleven and twenty two species of moths respectively. Study on the occurrence of cotton bollworm, Helicoverpa armigera and tobacco cutworm Spodoptera litura was conducted by using Pheromones traps.

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How to Cite this Article:
Ranjitsingh K. Nimbalkar and Sambahji S. Shinde, 2015. Studies on ecology of Lepidopteron fauna of Agro-ecosystem in Marathwada region of Maharashtra State (India). Science Research Reporter, 5(1):80-91.

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