Vol. 3, Issue 1 (2018)
Diversity of moth fauna in the West Bengal state university campus: A pictorial catalogue
Author(s): Dr. Samir Kumar Saha
Abstract: An attempt has been taken to study the diversity of Moth fauna in West Bengal State University (WBSU) campus. A total of 30 genera were recorded under ten families from the study area from November 2017 to December, 2017. The family Erebidae with 12 genera followed by family Crambidae with 9 genera, family Noctuidae with 2 genera, rest of the family Arctiidae, Sphingidae, Pterophoridae, Uraniidae, Geometridae, Scythrididae and Stathmopodidae with 1 genuseach were recorded inside campus area. As 30 different genera of moth recorded within a short span of time, it can be presumed to have a good diversity of moth species inside campus area.