Vol. 1, Issue 3 (2016)
Diversity and distribution pattern of scuttle flies (Diptera: Phoridae) in India
Author(s): Bulganin Mitra, Souradip Roy, Sumana Halder, Sankarsan Roy, Shiladitya Mukhopadhyay
Abstract: A total of 67 species of the family Phoridae under 04 subfamiliesrnbelonging to the order Diptera are reported from India which is only 1.59% ofrntotal global Phorid fauna. Among 67 species, 32 species have restricted theirrndistribution within the country. But there is no sufficient information aboutrnthe specific distributional localities of 28.35% of Indian Phorids. Consideringrnthe bio-geographic zones of India, the highest number (37.31%) of scuttle fliesrnwere found in the Ghats and Peninsular regions and the least number from bothrnthe Arid- Semi Arid and Hot desert region and the Islands region (1.49%). Thisrncommunication serves the consolidated report on the current status of Indianrnphorid fauna.