Ecology, Environment and Conservation Paper

Supplement Issue, Dec. 2014; Page No.(415-419)

BIODIVERSITY OF ECONOMICALLY IMPORTANT DIPTERAN INSECT SPECIES IN JORHAT DISTRICT OF ASSAM, INDIA

D. Sharmah, P. Patgiri and A. Rahman

Abstract

A survey was conducted to assess the diversity and distribution pattern of different dipteran insects species in the Jorhat district of Assam during 2012-13. Collections of various dipteran insects were made from different locations of Jorhat district viz. Borbheta, Titabar, Teok and Kokilamukh. The areas chosen for the collection varies from farmland to forest areas with an average elevation of 116 meters (381 ft). A total of 30 surveys were conducted during the study. The study reveals that the area under the survey has dipteran insects belonging to 19 families, 29 genera, and 50 species and their ecological roles span from detritivory to vertebrate blood feeding and leaf mining.

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