Designing the invertebrates modules nocturnal inhabit and their adaptability toward different aqueous solutions
Naureen Rana, Saira Fatima, Muhammad Zafar Iqbal, Ahmad Saeed Khan, Somia Afzal, Tehmina Amin, Muhammad Imran and Muhammad Yaqoob
During present research from both aqueous solutions (10% formalin and sugar solution), from both solutions, total 2788 specimens were collected and maximum population was recorded from formalin solution 57.89% (N = 1614) and least population was recorded from sugar solution i.e. 42.11% (N=1174). As for as taxa composition was concerned, from formalin solution, total 89 species were recorded belonging to 9 orders, 43 families and 73 genera. Whereas, for sugar solution, total 74 species were counted pertaining to 08 orders, 33 families and 58 genera. In case of formalin solution, maximum population was recorded during 6th sampling (252±64.06), and least values were recorded during 5th and 1st sampling (69±53.32). Whereas, species abundance was recorded utmost in 3rd sampling (33 species) at temperature and humidity 38.9 °C and 28%, respectively. In case of sugar solution, maximum population was recorded during 6th sampling (195±54.87) and least values were recorded in 9th and 10th samples (71±32.81) and (62±39.17), respectively. Whereas, species abundance was recorded utmost in 4th sampling (29 species) at temperature and humidity 41.6 °C and 16.0%. For both solutions, maximum relative abundance was recorded for Psammodes sulcicollis (Tenebrionidae) 26.83% (N=433) “formalin solution” and 26.41% (N = 310) “sugar solution”. Diversity (H') was recorded maximum among formalin solution (0.4035) and least was recorded among sugar solution (0.2935). Species richness was again recorded high among formalin (23.3968) and least among sugar solution (20.8780). Analysis of Variance (ANOVA) among both (formalin and sugar) showed non-significant results (F=0.22; P=0.6478).
Naureen Rana, Saira Fatima, Muhammad Zafar Iqbal, Ahmad Saeed Khan, Somia Afzal, Tehmina Amin, Muhammad Imran, Muhammad Yaqoob. Designing the invertebrates modules nocturnal inhabit and their adaptability toward different aqueous solutions. J Entomol Zool Stud 2018;6(1):41-47.