Diversity of some hymenopteran insects in Kota, Rajasthan, India
Subhi Bishnoi and Dr. Kusum Dang
Order Hymenoptera is an important group of insects as it includes ecologically and economically valuable species. Hymenopterans are ecological indicators. Studies on diversity and distribution of fauna are prerequisite of biodiversity conservation. In the present study attempt has been made to enlist Wasps and Bees in four different areas of Kota: Karani mata, C.V. garden, Bhitariya Kund and Yatayat Park. The study was conducted from September 2014 to August 2016. Present investigation revealed the presence of 17 species of Hymenoptera belonging to 5 families (Apidae, Xylocopidae, Sphecidae, Megachilidae, Halictidae). In the study area the most dominant family was Sphecidae (7 species) and Apidae (5 species) followed by Halictidae (2 species), Xylocopidae (2 species) and Megachilidae (1 species). The abundance of species was also recorded. Out of the 17 species recorded in 4 survey areas 6 species are abundant, 9 species are occasional and 2 species are rare in study site. The study indicates a rich and diverse fauna in the survey area.