An updated list of family Scarabaeidae (Coleoptera: Scarabaeoidea) along with new faunistic records from Mizoram, India
Keywords:Checklist, Diversity, Distribution, Faunistic, Scarabaeoidea
Altogether, 56 species belonging to 25 genera and 5 subfamilies of the family Scarabaeidae are reported from the state of Mizoram in this paper based on collected materials and historical records. Maladera hmong Ahrens, 2004 previously known from Nepal, Vietnam, and Thailand reported for the first time from India. This study revealed the present status, distribution, and diversity of scarab beetles in Mizoram that will help in the better conservation of scarab beetle diversity in future. This baseline information will help to strengthen the conservation and management strategies which in turn will help to conserve the forests, vegetation, and wildlife of Mizoram state.