Moth (Lepidoptera: Heterocera) diversity of Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India: a preliminary study

  • Nivedita PATTANAIK Buxi Jagabandhu Bidyadhar Autonomous College, BJB Nagar, Bhubaneswar 751014, Odisha (IN) https://orcid.org/0000-0003-1961-6158
  • Aryjit SATAPATHY Buxi Jagabandhu Bidyadhar Autonomous College, BJB Nagar, Bhubaneswar 751014, Odisha (IN) https://orcid.org/0000-0002-4776-1881
  • Devi PRIYADARSHINI Regional Museum of Natural History, PO-RRL, Acharya Vihar, Bhubaneswar 751013, Odisha (IN)
Keywords: checklist, conservation, documentation, Khordha, moth species, urban habitat

Abstract

A preliminary checklist has been compiled to study the moth diversity of Bhubaneswar, Odisha, an eastern state of India. The present study has recorded a total of 154 species belonging to 129 genera and 19 families. The highest diversity of moths was recorded in the family Crambidae (48 species, 38 genera), followed by the families Erebidae (42 species, 37 genera), Geometridae (15 species, 12 genera), Noctuidae (13 species, 11 genera) and others. The study was conducted over a period of 18 months from May 2019 to October 2020. Here we present an illustrated checklist of 154 moth species from Bhubaneswar which improves our insight into the lesser-known lepidopterans from the state of Odisha. This shall further help us strengthen our knowledge about the importance of moths in our environment and contribute towards its conservation at large.

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Published
2021-09-02
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PATTANAIK, N., SATAPATHY, A., & PRIYADARSHINI, D. (2021). Moth (Lepidoptera: Heterocera) diversity of Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India: a preliminary study. Notulae Scientia Biologicae, 13(3), 10934. https://doi.org/10.15835/nsb13310934
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DOI: 10.15835/nsb13310934