Shining Leaf Chafers (Coleoptera, Scarabaeidae, Rutelinae) of Jammu and Kashmir, India


  • University of Calcutta, India, Kolkata, 35, Ballygunge Circular Rd., Ballygunge,Kolkata-700019, West Bengal
  • Zoological Survey of India, Prani Vigyan Bhawan Block M, New Alipore, Kolkata, West Bengal 700053
  • Zoological Survey of India, Prani Vigyan Bhawan Block M, New Alipore, Kolkata, West Bengal 700053



Distribution, Himalayas, Pest, Scarabs, Species


In the present communication, a total of 17 species belonging to 7 genera of the subfamily Rutelinae (Insecta: Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae) are documented from the union territory of Jammu & Kashmir (India). We examined the specimens from the recent surveys of Jammu & Kashmir, and the specimens present in the collections of the Zoological Survey of India, Kolkata. The genus Adoretus Dejean, and Popillia Serville are known by maximum number of species (4 species each), followed by Anomala Samouelle (3 species), Callistethus Blanchard (2 species), and Mimela Kirby (2 species), Rhinyptia Burmeister and Tropiorhynchus Blanchard (1 species each).


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Wani, I., Ghosh, J., & Gupta, D. (2023). Shining Leaf Chafers (Coleoptera, Scarabaeidae, Rutelinae) of Jammu and Kashmir, India. Records of the Zoological Survey of India, 123(2S), 453–458.


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