Diversity of Hover flies (Insecta: Diptera: Syrphidae) with 3 New Records from Shivalik Hill Zone of Himachal Pradesh, India

  • Jayita Sengupta Senior Zoological Assistant, Diptera Section, Zoological Survey of India, Kolkata, India https://orcid.org/0000-0001-6438-3870
  • Atanu Naskar Senior Zoological Assistant, Diptera Section, Zoological Survey of India, Kolkata, India
  • Sumit Homechaudhuri Professor, Department of Zoology, University of Calcutta, Kolkata, India
  • Dhriti Banerjee Scientist-E, Diptera Section, Zoological Survey of India, Kolkata, India

Abstract

Twenty two species under 14 genera over 2 subfamilies have been reported from Shivalik hill zone of Himachal Pradesh, India. 3 species namely Allograpta (Allograpta) javana (Wiedemann,1824), Dideopsis aegrota (Fabricius,1805) and Eristalinus (Eristalinus) tabanoides (Jaennicke,1867) are reported for the first time from this Shivalik hill zone as well as from the state of Himachal Pradesh. Their taxonomic keys and detail diagnosis of the reported species has been discussed along with the distributional pattern of these species along the Shivalik hill zone of Himachal Pradesh.

Keywords: Hover flies, New Record, Shivalik hill zone, Syrphidae, Taxonomy

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Author Biographies

Atanu Naskar, Senior Zoological Assistant, Diptera Section, Zoological Survey of India, Kolkata, India

Specialization: Evolution, Systematics, Biology and Biography of Indian Diptera with special
reference to high altitudinal flies.
Education
1. Post-Graduation (M.Sc.) in Zoology
Affiliation: University of Calcutta
Year of Passing: 2010
Specialization: Ecology
2. Graduation (B.Sc.) in Zoology
Affiliation: Maulana Azad College, University of Calcutta
Year of Passing: 2008
Subject: Zoology (Honours), Botany and Chemistry

Sumit Homechaudhuri, Professor, Department of Zoology, University of Calcutta, Kolkata, India

PROFESSOR OF ZOOLOY
Specialisation : ECOLOGY, FISHERIES SCIENCE.

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Sengupta, J., A. Naskar, S. Homechaudhuri, and D. Banerjee. “Diversity of Hover Flies (Insecta: Diptera: Syrphidae) With 3 New Records from Shivalik Hill Zone of Himachal Pradesh, India”. International Journal of Advancement in Life Sciences Research, Vol. 2, no. 3, Aug. 2019, pp. 39-55, http://ijalsr.org/index.php/journal/article/view/64.
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