Diversity and distribution of moths (Lepidoptera: Heterocera), Department of Life Sciences, M K Bhavanagar University, Bhavanagar, Gujarat, India
Sudhir Vaghela, Khushee Shah, Dr. Bharatsinh Gohil
The present study was conducted at the campus of Department of Life Sciences, M.K. Bhavanagar University, Bhavanagar, Gujarat. Study compiled as baseline contribution to diversity and distribution of moths in the campus, Population status of moth, a species richness, abundance, evenness, diversity indices. Selected site was surveyed from July 2022 - December 2022.130 species of Moths were yield as a result of present study. Noctuoidea was found to be the most species rich super-family with 59 species and 2 super-families represent least diversity with single species illustrative. A pellucid change was seen in a number of species during peak of monsoon, September. Maximum species were recorded in the month of September (88) whereas least number of species were recorded in the month of December (11), which marks the beginning of winter. The survey enhanced understanding of the bio-diversity of Moths in Gujarat region and will be helpful in conducting further research and conservation operations. The diversity indices for moth fauna of this area have been calculated for the ﬁrst time from the department of life sciences. Across the survey, Simpson’s Diversity Index (D), Shannon Diversity Index (H), Pielou’s evenness index (J) were respectively as 0.28,1.54 and 0.67.
Sudhir Vaghela, Khushee Shah, Dr. Bharatsinh Gohil. Diversity and distribution of moths (Lepidoptera: Heterocera), Department of Life Sciences, M K Bhavanagar University, Bhavanagar, Gujarat, India. International Journal of Entomology Research, Volume 8, Issue 1, 2023, Pages 79-87