Medicinal plants feeding insect fauna of district Karak, KP, Pakistan
Shafi Ullah Gul, Hameed Ur Rehman, Nisar Ahmad, Aziz-ud-Din, Sahibzada Muhammad Jawad, Shazia Noureen, Nadia Khatoon, Muhammad Ali, Muhammad Zeeshan Ashfaq
Field surveys were carried out during March 2017-October 2017 to discover the insect fauna in brinjal, bitter gourd, ladies' fingers and tomato fields in Karak District Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan. A total of 89 insect species under 16 genera, 16 families and 10 orders were observed in the brinjal, bitter gourd, ladies' fingers and tomato ecosystem. The order Lepidoptera was the most diverse (20 species) followed by hemiptera (17 species), coleoptera (15 species), hymenoptera (10 species), odonata (08 species), dermaptera (07 species), diptera (05 species), neuroptera (03 species), mantodea (02 species), orthoptera (02 species). The order Lepidoptera consists of a maximum (04 families) followed by hemiptera (3 families), coleoptera (02 families), dermaptera (01 family), diptera (01 family), hymenoptera (01 family), mantodea (01 family) neuroptera (01 family), odonata (01 family), Orthoptera (01 family).