Diversity Assessment of Major Insect Orders in Parvati Aranga Bird Sanctuary District Gonda, Uttar Pradesh, India

  • Balwant Singh B. P. P.G. College Narayanpur, Maskanwa Gonda-271305 (UP), INDIA
  • Sakshi Tripathi B. P. P.G. College Narayanpur, Maskanwa Gonda-271305 (UP), INDIA
  • Jaya Devi Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar University, Lucknow-226025 (UP), INDIA
Keywords: Diversity Assessment, Insect Diversity, Parvati Aranga Bird Sanctuary


An assessment study was conducted on the abundance and diversity of insect species in Parvati Aranga Bird Sanctuary District Gonda, Uttar Pradesh. The present study was aimed to determine the species richness, dominance and evenness of insect fauna from study area. The assessment was carried out during the month of November 2020 to April 2021. A total number of 296 insects from 156 species, 31 families and 5 Order were recorded. This assessment shows that Coleoptera (33.97%) was most dominant order and followed by Lepidoptera (25.64%), Orthoptera (14.74%), Diptera (14.74%) and Hymenoptera (10.26%) according to total number of species. A number of statistical indices were used to determine the Dominance, Richness, Evenness and Diversity. The study supposed to the first report of insect diversity in study is and becomes useful information on those aspects to be documented for future references.


Download data is not yet available.


Aiswarya V. N., Pradarsika M. and Aditya S. (2014). Studies on the diversity and abundance of butterfly (Lepidoptera: Rhopalocera) fauna in and around Sarojini Naidu college campus, Kolkata, West Bengal, India, Journal of Entomology and Zoology Studies, 2(4): 129-134.

Aland S. R., Mamlayya A. B. and Bhawane G. P. (2012). Diversity of Beetles (Insecta: Coleoptera) in and Around Amba Reserve Forest, Western Ghat, Kolhapur, Avishkar – Solapur, University Research Journal, 31-41.

Alford D. V. (1999). A Text Book of Agricultural Entomology, Blackwell Sience Ltd. USA, 1.

Balakrishnan S., Srinivasan M. and Mohanraj J. (2014). Diversity of some insect fauna in different coastal habitats of Tamil Nadu, southeast coast of India, Journal of Asia-Pacific Biodiversity, 7: 408-414.

Balaram P. (2005). Insect of tropical streams, Current Science, 89: 914

Bindulekha D. S. and Amalnath S. (2017). A Preliminary study on the Biodiversity of Insects collected from A College Campus: Thiruvananthapuram District. Southern Kerala, International Journal of Science and Research, 6(12): 1631-1634.

Chote P. M. (2003). Introduction to the Identification of Insects and Related Arthropods.

Chote P. M. (2004). A Identification keys of Florida Beetals (Coleoptera).

Debdas Jana, Sumit Giri, Dipak Kumar Tamili and Susanta K. C. (2013). Diversity of Lepidopteran Insects in The Coastal Regions of Midnapur (East ), West Bengal, India, Indian Journal of Biological Sciences, 19: 32 – 41

Djamila M., Redha D. and Mustapha B. (2019). Contribution to the study of Diversity, Distribution, and Abundance of Insect Fauna in Salt Wetlands of Setif Region, Algeria, International Journal of Zoology, 1-11.

Filippini, V., Micó, E., Galante, E. (2016). Checklist and identification key of Anomalini (Coleoptera, Scarabaeidae, Rutelinae) of Costa Rica, Zoo Keys, 621: 63–136.

Foottit R. G. and Adler P. H. (2009). Insect Biodiversity (Science and Society), Blackwell Publishing Ltd., 1(9).

Foster R. E. and Obermeyer J. L. (2010). Vegetable insect identification, Purdue University Journal.

Goulet H. and Huber J. T. (1993). Hymenoptera of the World: An Identification guide to families, Centre for Land and Biological Resources Research Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.

Gullan P. J. and Cranston P. S., The Insects: An outline of Entomology, Blackwell Publishing USA, 3rd Edition

Hutton J. (2011). A Handbook of Field Sampling Protocols for Biodiversity Indicators Monitoring: Insects.

Joshi P. C., Kumar K. and Arya M. (2008). Assessment of insect diversity along an altitudinal gradient in Pinderi forests of Western Himalaya, India, Journal of Asia-Pacific Entomology, 11: 5–11

Khadijah A. R., Azidah A. A. and Meor S. R. (2013). Diversity and abundance of insect species at Kota Damansara Community Forest Reserve, Selangor, Academic journals, 8(9), 359-374.

Majumder J., Rajib K. D., Majumder P., Ghosh D. and Agarwala B. K. (2013). Aquatic Insect Fauna and Diversity in Urban Fresh Water Lakes of Tripura, Northeast India, Middle-East Journal of Scientific Research, 13(1): 25-32.

Merritt R. W. and Cummins K. W. (1988). An introduction to the aquatic insects of North America. 2nd Editions, Debuque, IA: Kendall, Hunt Publishing Company. pp 722.

Millar I. M., Uys V. M. and Urban R. P. (2000). Collecting and Preserving Insects and Arachnids (A manual for Entomology and Arachnology), Safrinet. The Southern African (SADC) Loop of Bio-NET International, 1(7).

Nair S., Braman K. and Bauske E. (2012). Insect Identification Guide, Frass and Webbing.

Nandini V. B. and Murali J. (2014). A Preliminary Study on Abundance and Diversity of Insect Fauna in Gulbarga District, Karnataka, India, International Journal of Science and Research, 3(12): 1670-1675.

Pawara R. H., Patel N. G., Pawara J. V., Gavit, P. J. and Ishi S. S. (2014). Beetles of Jalgaon District of Maharashtra, India, Biolife, 2(3): 970-973.

Pescador M. L., Rasmussena A. K. and Richard B. A. (2000). A Guide to the Flies of Florida, Florida Department of Environmental Protection.

Rajnish K. S. and Nirupma A. (2012). Faunal diversity of aquatic insects in Surha Tal of District - Ballia (U. P.), India, Journal of Applied and Natural Science, 4(1): 60-64.

Ramar M., Mahendran M., Kamalakannan S., Jayakumar E., Anbalagan V. and Murugan K. (2018). Biodiversity of Insects and Distribution pattern from Sirumalla Hills, Eastern Ghats, Tamilnadu, South India, Biodiversity International Journal, 2(6): 495-498.

Resh V. H. and Carde R. T. (2003). Encyclopedia of Insects, Academic Press.

Reuther D. (2012). A Cross Cultural Comparison of Common Themes and Derived Functions of Insects, Exploited for Entomophagy, 1-5.

Roopam K. and Nita J. (2016). A note on the biodiversity of insects collected from a college campus of Jhalawar District. Rajsthan, Bioscience Biotechnology Research Communication, 9(2): 327-330.

Rosina K., Daniel A. L., Erasmus H. O., Roger S. A. and Yaa N. B. (2014). Insect Diversity of the Muni-Pomadze Ramsar Site: An Important Site for Biodiversity Conservation in Ghana, Journal of Insect, 1-11.

How to Cite
Balwant Singh, Sakshi Tripathi, & Jaya Devi. (2021). Diversity Assessment of Major Insect Orders in Parvati Aranga Bird Sanctuary District Gonda, Uttar Pradesh, India. International Journal for Research in Applied Sciences and Biotechnology, 8(3), 150-159. https://doi.org/10.31033/ijrasb.8.3.21