Checklist of darkling beetles (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae) of Arunachal Pradesh, India


  • Zoological Survey of India, Western Regional centre, Ravet Road, Vidya Nagar, Pune – 411044, Maharashtra



Arunachal Pradesh, Checklist, Darkling beetles, New records


A checklist of 63 species under 33 genera belonging to 16 tribes of 05 sub families of the family Tenebrionidae reported from Arunachal Pradesh, 02 species were reported for the first time from Arunachal Pradesh. The document is prepared based on the identification of the material present in the National Zoological Collection, and the earlier scattered reports to make the study comprehensive.


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Hegde, V. D. (2019). Checklist of darkling beetles (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae) of Arunachal Pradesh, India. Records of the Zoological Survey of India, 119(1), 69–77.





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