11.Diversity & Species richness of Family Geometridae (Lepidoptera: Insecta) in Veerangana Durgavati Wildlife Sanctuary, Damoh, Madhya-Pradesh.
Roshni Pandey, S. Sambath and Rita Bhandari
Abstract: The present study was conducted at Veerangana Durgawati Wildlife Sanctuary (VDWLS) Damoh (M.P.) to evaluate the diversity of Moths (Lepidoptera). During field study, a total of 69 Geometer moth specimens were collected from various localities during different seasons which yielded 8 species and 7 genera under three subfamilies viz., Ennominae, Larentiinae and Sterrhinae. The subfamily Ennominae represented as most diversed group as the Larentiinae and Sterrhinae. The biological diversity was also calculated by using Biodiversity calculator software. Richness (S) is 8, Shannon’s diversity (H’) is 1.624, Berger-Parker dominance (BP) is 0.435 & Simpson’s diversity (D2) is 0.257. Keywords: Geometridae, Lepidoptera, Diversity, Moths, Veerangana Durgavati Wildlife Sanctuary, Damoh, Madhya Pradesh.