International Journal of Entomology Research

International Journal of Entomology Research


International Journal of Entomology Research
International Journal of Entomology Research
Vol. 5, Issue 3 (2020)

Distribution of Family Vespidae (Insecta: Hymenoptera) in Sindh


Muhammad Tariq Khan, Muhammad Ather Rafi, Riffat Sultana, Anjum Munir, Sajjad Ahmad

Collection of different species of family Vespidae was carried out in different regions of Sindh. Sampling was sorted out into 35 species and sub-species under 17 genera below 03 sub-families viz. Eumeninae, Polistinae and Vespinae. Out of these species and subspecies found, 24 are part of the Oriental fauna, 10 are part of the Palearctic fauna, 12 are part of Afrotropical fauna and 03 are Palaeo-Oriental/ Palaeo-tropical fauna. This reconfirms the transitional bio-geographical position of the Pakistani fauna. However, 6 more species of family Vesidae are expected to be present in Sindh. About species diversity, the Shanon-Wiener’s and Simpson’s indices reveal comparatively lower diversity at zone AII: Piedmont Soil Region (0.6123 and 0.3236 respectively) and higher at C: Main Kotri Command Area (1.708 and 0.7406 respectively). Concerning richness, Margalef’s and Menhinck’s indices show lower diversity in zone AII: Piedmont Soil Region (0.3669 and 0.1965 respectively) and higher diversity in zone C: Main Kotri Command Area (1.431 and 0.5498 respectively). Regarding evenness, although both Shannon’s equitability and Evennesse^H/S indices disclose lower diversity at zone BI: Non-Perennial Guddu Command Area (0.4661 and 0.3295 respectively) while Shannon’s equitability index shows higher diversity at zone C: Main Kotri Command Area (0.7772) and Evennesse^H/S index shows higher diversity at zone AII: Piedmont Soil Region (0.6149) among all the seven agro-ecological zones of Sindh province.
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Muhammad Tariq Khan, Muhammad Ather Rafi, Riffat Sultana, Anjum Munir, Sajjad Ahmad. Distribution of Family Vespidae (Insecta: Hymenoptera) in Sindh. International Journal of Entomology Research, Volume 5, Issue 3, 2020, Pages 48-51
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