New records of darkling beetles (Tenebrionidae: Coleoptera) from Himachal Pradesh, India

  • V. D. Hegde Zoological Survey of India, M-Block, New Alipore, Kolkata 700 053
  • B. Lal Zoological Survey of India, M-Block, New Alipore, Kolkata 700 053
Keywords: New Records, Darkling Beetles, Himachal Pradesh


The present paper is based on the faunal explorations  carried out  mainly in 11 districts of Himachal Pradesh state viz; Bilaspur, Chamba, Hamirpur,  Kangra, Kinnaur, Lahul-Spiti, Mandi, Solan, Shimla, Sirmour and Una.The paper contains  24 new records to the fauna   of Himachal Pradesh state  which belong to 24 species under17genera of 08 tribes and03 subfamilies of the family Tenebrionidae. All the species  are registered and deposited in National Zoological Collection of Zoological Survey of India, Kolkata and registration numbers are also provided for each species.


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