Diving beetles (Coleoptera: Adephaga: Dytiscidae) of Namdapha National Park, Arunachal Pradesh, India


  • Zoological Survey of India, ‘M’ Block, New Alipore, Kolkata – 700053, West Bengal




Diversity, Distribution, Species List, Taxonomy


The present study deals with a small collection of diving beetles under the family Dytiscidae from different water bodies of Namdapha National Park, Arunachal Pradesh during 1982 to 1987. Till date, there is no published information available on this group from this national park even; the fauna of the state of Arunachal Pradesh has not been studied adequately. A total of 178 examples were studied for the first time which resulted in the identification of 10 species under 6 genera belonging to the 5 subfamilies of Dytiscidae. Out of ten species, 8 have been recorded for the first time from the state. The distribution of each species, recorded from the national park, in India is briefly summarized here.


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Ghosh, S. K. (2018). Diving beetles (Coleoptera: Adephaga: Dytiscidae) of Namdapha National Park, Arunachal Pradesh, India. Records of the Zoological Survey of India, 118(2), 156–161. https://doi.org/10.26515/rzsi/v118/i2/2018/119527





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