Study on occurrence of Entiminae (Curculionidae: Coleoptera) from district Mansehra Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Pakistan
Izzat Naz, Waheed Ali Panhwar, Sardar Azhar Mehmood, Imran Khatri and Shabir Ahmed
Present investigation was carried out during the year 2016-2017. The weevil’s fauna belonging to subfamily Entiminae were collected through traditional sweep net, aspirator and on light traps from the various localities of District Mansehra. A total of 376 specimens were collected and sorted out into family Curclionidae Subfamily Entiminae and five genus i.e: Compsus Schönherr, 1823, Ericydeus Pascoe 1880, Dermatodes Schoenherr, 1840, Rhytideres Schoenherr, 1823, Otiorhynchus Germar, 1822 and five species i.e: Compsus auricephalus (Say, 1824), Ericydeus lautus (LeConte, 1856), Dermatodes carinulatus Motschulsky, 1863, Rhytideres plicatus (Olivier, 1790) and Otiorhynchus meridionalis Gyllenhal, 1834 respectively. The highest population of C. auricephalus was recorded with 27.92% followed by D. carinulatus with 23.67% while lowest population was found for the E. lautus with 7.18% O. meridionalis with 20.21% and R. plicatus with 21.01% respectively.
Izzat Naz, Waheed Ali Panhwar, Sardar Azhar Mehmood, Imran Khatri, Shabir Ahmed. Study on occurrence of Entiminae (Curculionidae: Coleoptera) from district Mansehra Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Pakistan. J Entomol Zool Stud 2017;5(5):822-824.