A Comparative Study on the Assessment of Insect Species Composition in Rural and Urban Areas of Selected Districts in Kerala, India
Author(s):
Dr. J. Roopavathy, D. S. Sruthi
Keywords:
Insects, Species composition, Urban area, Rural area Thalassery, Wayanad
Abstract
A comparative study was conducted on the assessment of insect species composition in rural and urban areas of selected districts in Kerala, India. The present study was conducted in Kannur District (Thalassery-Urban area) and Wayanad District (Thondernad-Rural area) of Kerala State for a period of 6 months from August 2020 to January 2021. During the study period, totally 54 species of insects belonging to 7 order and 32 families were reported from rural and urban areas at Wayanad and Kannur districts of Kerala. Rural area holds highest number of species. Out of 54 species recorded presently, 30 are from rural area belonging to 7 order and 17 families and the minimum number of species are recorded from urban area when compare to rural area which include 24 species belong to 7 order and 20 families.
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Unique Paper ID: 151284

Publication Volume & Issue: Volume 7, Issue 12

Page(s): 359 - 364
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