International Journal of Entomology Research

International Journal of Entomology Research


International Journal of Entomology Research
International Journal of Entomology Research
Vol. 5, Issue 2 (2020)

Insect diversity and species distribution in rice field of Tharangambadi Taluk, Nagapattinam district, Tamilnadu, India


Veeramuthu Anbalagan, Thomas Nithiyanandam, Christy Ponni

The study was carried out in paddy field during the navarai and samba seasons. The data obtained by net sweeping and hand picking from September 2016 to October 2017 showed the diversity of phytophagous and entomophagous, their diversity richness and evenness. Totally 45 species of phytophagous, entomophagous 70 species and six neutral insects were collected. Order Lepidoptera maximum number of phytophagous insects. Coleoptera beetle Ophionea indica and Dytiscus sp was the most abundant phytophagous. A maximum number of entomophagous insects and seven neutral insects recorded in paddy crop their richness; dominance and evenness were statistically analyzed.

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Veeramuthu Anbalagan, Thomas Nithiyanandam, Christy Ponni. Insect diversity and species distribution in rice field of Tharangambadi Taluk, Nagapattinam district, Tamilnadu, India. International Journal of Entomology Research, Volume 5, Issue 2, 2020, Pages 29-32
International Journal of Entomology Research