The moths (Lepidoptera: Heterocera) of northern Maharashtra: a preliminary checklist

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S.A. Gurule
S.M. Nikam

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A preliminary checklist of moth species collected in north Maharashtra is presented based on studies carried out in various localities from June 2009 to June 2010. From a total of 728 individuals, 245 morphospecies, placed in 177 genera and 20 families, were recognized. Almost a third of these species were collected as singletons and can be considered as rare. The moth fauna is very rich in arboreal feeding forms, indicating that the area is a fairly undisturbed forest patch. Of the 20 families encountered, Erebidae, Noctuidae, Crambidae, Geometridae and Sphingidae are the most diverse.

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Gurule, S. and Nikam, S. 2013. The moths (Lepidoptera: Heterocera) of northern Maharashtra: a preliminary checklist. Journal of Threatened Taxa. 5, 12 (Aug. 2013), 4693–4713. DOI:https://doi.org/10.11609/JoTT.o2555.4693-713.
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