First report on Scarabaeid (Coleoptera) fauna of Sahaspur, Uttarakhand
Amar Paul Singh, Shagun Mahajan, VP Uniyal and Ritwik Mondal
The study was conducted in Sahaspur, Dehradun (Uttarakhand) in the month of October 2016-March 2017. The present study incorporates Faunistic record of 16 species of scarab beetles belonging to 9 genera, 2 subfamilies (Scarabaeinae and Aphodiinae) and 1 family (Scarabaeidae) of superfamily Scarabaeoidea of order Coleoptera. All the 16 species were reported for the first time from the Sahaspur of which Onthophagus mopsus (Fabricius), Onthophagus cervus (Fabricius), Aphodius rufipes (Linnaeus) and Aphodius erraticus (Linnaeus) are new record to the Scarab fauna of Uttarakhand.