First report of Dicranocentroides indica (Handschin, 1929) (Collembola: Paronellidae) from Odisha, India

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Ashirwad Tripathy


Collembola are soil builders and they decide the soil health. There are about 9023 species of collembola decribed worldwide and 342 species of 113 genera of 20 families are present in India. Here, the first report of the species Dicranocentroides indica Handschin, 1929 and its description was made from Odisha, whereas its earlier distribution was from Assam, Meghalaya, Manipur, Mizorum, Nagaland, Arunachal Pradesh, Sikkim, Uttar Pradesh, Andhra Pradesh, Chattishgarh.

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