International Journal of Environmental Sciences

Volume 3 Issue 1 2012- July 2012        Pages: 134- 166            <<Previous    Next>>

A species checklist of family Halictidae (Hymenoptera: Apoidea) along with keys to its subfamilies, genera & subgenera from India

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Saini M.S, Rathor Vikram S
Department of Zoology & Environment Sciences, Punjabi University, Patiala-147002

ABSTRACT

A species checklist of family Halictidae (Hymenoptera: Apoidea) along with keys to its taxa above species level is provided. This is an up-to-date taxonomic statistics of family Halictidae from Indian faunistic limits. This work has been carried out keeping in view many major shuffling in the taxonomic statistics of Indian Halictidae after Bingham (1897). At present this family is represented by 4 subfamilies, 27 genera covering 194 valid species from India.

Keywords: Pollination ecology, vegetation germplasm, conservation, anthophilic insects, Halictidae, checklist, identification keys.

DOI: 10.6088/ijes.2012030131015

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