Ladybird beetles fauna of Hazara University, garden campus, Mansehra, Pakistan

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Ladybird beetles fauna of Hazara University, garden campus, Mansehra, Pakistan

Hina Habib Syed, Rahat Ullah, Faizul Haq, Main Inayat Ullah
Int. J. Biosci.2( 11), 58-65, November 2012.
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Present study was carried out as a first documentation of lady bird beetles in Hazara division during 2011. A total of 300 specimens were collected from three sites i.e., residential area (205), administration area (24) and main campus (71) of Hazara University. Identification of these beetles showed that 7 different species in 6 genera belong to the same tribe Coccinellini and a single subfamily, Coccinellinae was present in the area. These species are A. tetraspilota, C. septempunctata, C. transversalis, H. dimidiata, H. variegata, M. sexmaculatus and O. sauzeti. The most encountered species found was C. septempunctata. The least encountered specie to be found was M. sexmaculatus. C. septempunctata had the maximum length (Mean±SD) 6.7±0.77 and range (5-7mm) and O. sauzeti had the minimum length (Mean±SD) 4.7±0.82 and range (3-5 mm). Similarly C. septempunctata was found to have the maximum width (Mean±SD) 4.6±0.54 and range (4-5.5 mm) and O. sauzeti had the minimum width (Mean±SD) 3.1±0.68 (2.5-3.5 mm).


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