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Vol. 8, Issue 6 (2019)

True flies (Diptera: Insecta) diversity in the recently urbanized area of West Bengal, India

Author(s):
Amit Kumar Gayen
Abstract:
The present study was conducted at Salt Lake and Newtown, recently developed urbanized area adjacent to Kolkata Metropolitan city (North 24 parganas, West Bengal, India) during July, 2016 to June, 2017 once in a week, to document the dipteran diversity, their activities and role in ecosystem. Altogether, 53 insect species under 38 genera belonging to 17 families of the order Diptera were found in these urbanized areas at day time, out of them 10 species are under family Syrphidae, 9 species are under Muscidae and rest from the other families. So, numbers of species of the family Syrphidae were high. Peak activities of the insect were mainly observed from 8 am to 1 pm. Present work reveals the latest data of dipteran diversity at Newtown and Salt Lake City.
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How to cite this article:
Amit Kumar Gayen. True flies (Diptera: Insecta) diversity in the recently urbanized area of West Bengal, India. Pharma Innovation 2019;8(6):831-834.

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