Additions to the knowledge of darkling beetles (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae) from the Indo-Burma Biodiversity Hotspot, Meghalaya, India

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Vishwanath Dattatray Hegde


The paper contains the report of 37 species from Meghalaya under 20 genera belonging to nine tribes of four sub families and taxonomic details, distribution record of the species.  Among the reported species, four species, viz: Gonocephalum depressum (Fabricius, 1801), Ceropria induta induta Wiedemann, 1819, Derispiola assamensis Kaszab, 1946, and Foochounus assamicus Kaszab, 1965 are first report and six species are local endemics to the state of Meghalaya. 

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Vishwanath Dattatray Hegde, Zoological Survey of India, Western Regional Centre, 29 Vidya Nagar, Sector No. 29, PCNT Post, Rawet Road, Akurdi, Pune, Maharashtra 411044, India.

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Zoological Survey of India


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