Moth (lepidoptera: Heterocera) fauna of eastern jabalpur: A preliminary checklist

Moths (Heterocera) belong to the order Lepidoptera. A preliminary study of Moth fauna in catchment of Bargi reservoir was carried out during 2015-2016. that a total 22 moth species All possible efforts were carried out to record and enlist the hidden fauna of Narmada basin and some surrounding areas for environmental health conservation. Collection of moths was carried out in all seasons to determine their diversity and occurrence. In present findings total 22 moth specimens were collected by using simple light traps operated from dusk to dawn, which belongs to 7 families under 5 super families from the reservoir. Families Noctuidae, Arctiidae, Pyralidae, Geometridae, Sphingdae, Sat¬urniidae and Eupterotidae were presented in collection samples. The study has also indicated that there are possibilities of new records of moth family, genus and species of in Madhya Pradesh

Author: 
Dr. Veena Choubey, Arjun Shukla and Shivani Rai
Journal Name: 
Int J Biol Med Res.
Volume No: 
04
Issue No: 
03
Year: 
2017
Paper Number: 
1868
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