Taxonomic studies on vespid wasps (Hymenoptera: Vespoidea: Vespidae) of Chhattisgarh, India

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P. Girish Kumar
Gaurav Sharma


Fourteen genera and 33 species of wasps belonging to the family Vespidae are reported from the Indian state of Chhattisgarh, of which seven genera and 23 species are new records for Chhattisgarh.


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P. Girish Kumar, Western Ghat Regional Centre, Zoological Survey of India, Kozhikode, Kerala 673006, India

Dr. P. Girish Kumar, is currently working as a Senior Zoological Assistant in ZSI, Western Ghats Regional Centre, Kozhikode, Kerala. His area of research is the biosystematic studies of Hymenoptera with special reference to Scoliidae, Vespidae and Eucharitidae.


Gaurav Sharma, Zoological Survey of India, M-Block, New Alipore, Kolkata, West Bengal 700053, India

Dr. Gaurav Sharma is currently working as Scientist-D in ZSI, Kolkata. His area of research is the biosystematics and ecological studies of Odonata, Lepidoptera, Hymenoptera and higher vertebrates.



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