New state records of longhorn beetles (Insecta: Coleoptera: Cerambycidae) from Meghalaya, India

Main Article Content

Vishwanath Duttatray Hegde
Sarita Yadav
Prerna Burathoki
Bhaskar Saikia


We report the range extension of 11 species of Cerambycidae fauna into Meghalaya, northeastern India, based on our studies on the unidentified specimens of longhorn beetles deposited in the National Zoological Collection of the Zoological Survey of India, Shillong. These 11 species under 11 genera, nine tribes, and three subfamilies increases the known Cerambycidae diversity in Meghalaya from 81 species to 92 species. 

Article Details

Short Communications


Breuning, S. (1938). Novae species Cerambycidarum VI. Festschrift zum 60. Geburtstage von Professor Dr. Embrik Strand, Riga 4: 180–392.

Kariyanna, B. (2016). An analysis of the species diversity and distribution of agriculturally important longhorn beetles (Cerambycidae: Coleoptera) from India. M.Sc. (Ag.) Thesis, Department of Entomology, College of Agriculture, Raipur, Faculty of Agriculture, Indira Gandhi Krishi Vishvavidyalaya, Raipur, Chhattisgarh, 351–588pp.

Kariyanna, B., M. Mohan, R. Gupta & F. Vitali (2017). The checklist of longhorn beetles (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae) from India. Zootaxa 4345(1): 001–317.

Kumawat, M.M., K.M. Singh & V.V. Ramamurthy (2015). A checklist of the ong-horned beetles (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae) of Arunachal Pradesh, northeastern India with several new reports. Journal of Threatened Taxa 7(12): 7879–7901.

Mitra, B., P., Das, U. Chakraborti, K. Mallick & A. Majumder (2016). Longhorn beetles (Cerambycidae: Coleoptera) of Meghalaya with eight new records, The Journal of Zoology Studies 3(4): 39-47.

Mukhopadhyay, P. & S. Biswas (2000). Insecta: Coleoptera: Cerambycidae. Fauna of Meghalaya, State Fauna Series. Zoological Survey of India, Kolkata 4(5): 41–67.