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ISSN: 2320-964X (Online) 

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Int. Journal of Life Sciences, 2016; 4(1):133-136 |  Available online, April 11, 2016

Changing biodiversity scenario in Lonar meteoritic crater, (MS), India, as revealed by the studies on insects (Order- Lepidoptera, Orthoptera and Odonata)


Pedge Sudarshan S and Ahirrao Sunil D

1Department of Zoology, Kai. Rasika Mahavidyalaya Deoni

2Department of Zoology, Shri Shivaji College Parbhani

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Received: 03.02.2016   |   Revised 22.03.2016   |  Accepted: 25.03.2016   |  Published : 11.04.2016

The Indian sub-regions hosts about 1,504 species of butterflies of which peninsular India hosts 351, and the Western Ghats 334. Lonar Lake (19o59’N & 74o34’E) is situated about 155km from Parbhani town in Buldhana District of Maharashtra State. The Lonar crater has a circular outline with a diameter of 1,830 m and a depth. This is the only one meteorite crater made by the basaltic rock in India. In the present investigation, 20 Arthropod species were found out of which 13 species of butterflies were reported and they belonging to 4 families of order Lepidoptera, 5 species of order Orthoptera and 2 species of order Odonata. Compare to previous studies of order Lepidopterans present conditions was drastically declining Lepidopteron diversity in the Lonar Lake. 

Keywords: biodiversity, Lepidoptera Orthoptera, Odonata, Lonar Crater.


Editor: Dr. Arvind Chavhan


Cite this article as:

Pedge Sudarshan S and Ahirrao Sunil D(2016) Changing biodiversity scenario in Lonar meteoritic crater, (MS), India, as revealed by the studies on insects (Order- Lepidoptera, Orthoptera and Odonata), International J. of Life Sciences, 4(1): 133-136.



The authors are thankful to Principal and Head, Dept of Zoology. Shri Shivaji College, Parbhani- 431 401 (MS) India for provides laboratory facilities. We are grateful to UGC for providing financial assistance under JRF during the course of study. The authors are also thanks the Chief Wildlife Warden, Maharashtra Forest Department and his subordinates at Buldhana District for their cooperation


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