Preliminary report on crambid moths (Lepidopterta: Pyraloidea: Crambidae) from different places in Tamil Nadu
S Rathikannu and N Chitra
A preliminary study on the occurrence of crambid moths in various locations of Tamil Nadu viz., Kodaikanal (10°12.329’N 077°20.257’E), Ooty (11°24.87’N 76°44.122’E), Yercaud (11°47.73’N 078°12.710’E) and Coimbatore (76°55.759N 11°00.986’E) was carried out. A total of 42 species of Crambidae were recorded. Among them, the subfamily Spilomelinae was the dominant group with 37 species followed by Pyraustinae, Crambinae and Cybalomiinae.