A Study on diversity and abundance of coleopterans in Gujarat, India
Bhumi Thakkar and Pragna H Parikh
The present survey gives the current information on Coleoptera diversity of Gujarat. This is the first comprehensive account on Coleoptera species diversity. Different locations were selected for the collection of coleopteran insects in whole of Gujarat, covering all the districts. Altogether, 177 species belonging to 117 genera under 32 families in the order Coleoptera are reported from the state of Gujarat. This study indicated that the diversity index, species richness and evenness of Coleoptera fauna in Gujarat were 1.44, 47.1and 0.63 respectively. This study is part of mission which was initiated under the research project sanctioned by Gujarat Biodiversity Board, Gandhinagar.