Biodiversity of wasps species collected from district Karak, KP, Pakistan
Muhammad Arsalan, Arshad Abbas, Shafi Ullah Gul, Hameed Ur Rehman, Sahibzada Muhammad Jawad, Wahid Shah and Arshad Mehmood
Wasps are present throughout the world, mostly in tropical regions. The present research work is conducted in various region of district Karak including Mithakhel, Esakchuntra, Palosa, Sabirabbadto find out wasp fauna. The fauna of wasp were observed during summer season, mostly from April-September 2017. During the research survey 24 species of wasps were collected from open fields, gardens and houses and are preserved in 70% ethanol, which belongs from 1 order Hymenoptera, 3 families Vespidae, Pompilidae, Ichneumonidae and 11 genera Polistes, Vespa, Dolichovespula, Vespula, Ropalidia, Cryptocheilus, Hemipepsis, Priocnemis, Anoplius, Arochnospila, Megarhyssa. Family Pompilidae was the most abundant family having 12 species, family Vespidae has 11 species, while family Ichneumonidae have 1 species. The present research survey suggests that District Karak has a diverse wasp fauna. Similar research study is recommended on large scale to find out the remaining wasp species in District Karak and its surrounded areas.
Muhammad Arsalan, Arshad Abbas, Shafi Ullah Gul, Hameed Ur Rehman, Sahibzada Muhammad Jawad, Wahid Shah, Arshad Mehmood. Biodiversity of wasps species collected from district Karak, KP, Pakistan. J Entomol Zool Stud 2018;6(2):21-23.