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Studies on Scarabaeid Beetles (Coleoptera) of Govind Wildlife Sanctuary, Garhwal, Uttarakhand, India Kailash Chandra*,

Devanshu Gupta**, V.P. Uniyal***, Manish Bharadwaj*** and Abesh K. Sanyal***

Journal Title:Biological Forum-An International Journal

ABSTRACT : The paper presents faunal account of a small collection of scarab beetles from Govind Wildlife Sanctuary, Uttarakhand, comprising 11 species belonging to 11 genera, 5 subfamilies and 2 families of superfamily Scarabaeoidea. All the species are recorded for the first time from the sanctuary while three species viz. Anomala cantori (Hope), Mimela passerinii Hope, and Oryctes nasicornis (Linnaeus) are new records to the fauna of Uttarakhand. An updated checklist of the scarab beetles under superfamily Scarabaeoidea of Uttarakhand comprising about 167 species belonging to 52 genera, 21 tribes, 9 subfamilies and 3 families is also provided.