New records of darkling beetles (tenebrionidae: coleoptera) from Maharashtra, India
VD Hegde and D Vasanthakumar
Darkling beetles are belonging to the family Tenebrionidae. These are cosmopolitan and found in a variety of habitats. Efforts were made to identify the darkling beetles deposited in National Zoological Collection, Zoological Survey of India, Pune. Identification of beetles yielded 17 species belonging to 12 genera under 08 tribes of 04 subfamilies of family Tenebrionidae from different districts of Maharashtra state. All the species reported here are new records to the Maharashtra state.