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Indian Journal of Science and Technology


Indian Journal of Science and Technology

Year: 2023, Volume: 16, Issue: Special Issue 1, Pages: 70-74

Original Article

On the Occurrence and Distribution of the Buprestid Beetles (Coleoptera: Buprestidae) in Mizoram, North-East India

Received Date:23 January 2023, Accepted Date:09 June 2023, Published Date:06 September 2023


Objectives: The family Buprestidae or commonly called ‘metallic wood-boring beetles’ or ‘jewel beetles’ are a fascinating yet lesser-studied group of beetles under the order Coleoptera. The aim of the present study is to report on the occurrence of Buprestid beetles from Mizoram. Methods: The beetles were collected by hand-picking and by setting up light traps in different parts of the state as a part of a study of the biodiversity of Coleoptera of Mizoram during all seasons for a period of 12 months. The collected specimens were first killed and stored in alcohol until they were ready to be examined for identification on a morphological basis following appropriate identification keys. Findings: The present study reports the occurrence of 5 species of jewel beetles under 4 genera and 2 subfamilies from the state of Mizoram. The specimens were collected from forested or nearby forested areas. While sampling was carried out in all seasons, the actual collection was recorded between the months of May and September (pre-monsoon and monsoon seasons). Novelty: The species which are reported during the study are the first documented record of this family of beetles from the state of Mizoram, North-East India.

Keywords: Buprestidae; Diversity; First report; Mizoram; Occurrence


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© 2023 Tara et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited. Published By Indian Society for Education and Environment (iSee)


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