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A COMPREHENSIVE ENHANCEMENT IN FINDING DIVERSITY SEASONAL VARIATION IN DUNG BEETLE FAUNA IN AND AROUND ALIGARGH, UTTAR PRADESH, INDIA.

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Five pitfall traps baited with 150–200 g of fresh cattle dung were installed for 24 h at weekly intervals. A total of 991 dung beetles from 11 genera, 31 species and three subfamilies was obtained. The community was dominated by Oniticellus spinipes individuals by 32.3%. Ten species appeared only once during the collection period and species composition and dominance changed throughout the period. The overall pattern we detected in the organization of the dung beetle community is that the species richness, abundance and diversity rise in September and the 2nd week of October. The dung beetle community was found to be affected by season. Species diversity and abundance of scarabaeoid dung beetles (Coleoptera) attracted to fresh cow dung were studied in three habitats of New Jersey: Hutcheson Memorial Forest (HMF) disturbed field, HMF old growth forest, and Rutgers University Bovine Farm. Over a one year period, baited pitfall traps yielded a total of 15,206 beetles representing at least 26 species. Onthophagus hecate was a dominant species in all three sites, accounting for 55.1% of all individuals collected. Onthophagus pennsylvanicus and Copris minutus were present in high numbers in the field, comprising 25.1% and 3.8%, respectively, of specimens collected in that habitat, while O. orpheus and C. minutus were numerous in the forest (20.8% and 13.3%, respectively). Two introduced species, Aphodius lividus (68.5%) and O. taurus (9.6%), were the most numerous species on the farm. Nine species accounted for more than 96% of all scarabaeoid dung beetles collected during the year-long study. The majority of the beetles were collected during the warmer months (May-September), with general peaks appearing to be correlated with temperature. A total of five introduced species were collected: five in the farm site, two in the field site, but none in the forest; 80% of the individuals collected on the farm were introduced.

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A COMPREHENSIVE ENHANCEMENT IN FINDING DIVERSITY SEASONAL VARIATION IN DUNG BEETLE FAUNA IN AND AROUND ALIGARGH, UTTAR PRADESH, INDIA.

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"A COMPREHENSIVE ENHANCEMENT IN FINDING DIVERSITY SEASONAL VARIATION IN DUNG BEETLE FAUNA IN AND AROUND ALIGARGH, UTTAR PRADESH, INDIA.", International Journal of Emerging Technologies and Innovative Research (www.jetir.org), ISSN:2349-5162, Vol.7, Issue 4, page no.581-589, April-2020, Available :http://www.jetir.org/papers/JETIR2004083.pdf

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"A COMPREHENSIVE ENHANCEMENT IN FINDING DIVERSITY SEASONAL VARIATION IN DUNG BEETLE FAUNA IN AND AROUND ALIGARGH, UTTAR PRADESH, INDIA.", International Journal of Emerging Technologies and Innovative Research (www.jetir.org | UGC and issn Approved), ISSN:2349-5162, Vol.7, Issue 4, page no. pp581-589, April-2020, Available at : http://www.jetir.org/papers/JETIR2004083.pdf

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Published Paper ID: JETIR2004083
Registration ID: 230505
Published In: Volume 7 | Issue 4 | Year April-2020
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Page No: 581-589
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Area: Engineering
ISSN Number: 2349-5162
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