Biolife, Volume 3, Issue 3, 2015
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.17812/blj.2015.331

Research Article:


T. V. Sathe1 and Anna Gophane2

1-2 Department of Zoology Shivaji University, Kolhapur 416 004 India

Email: profdrtvsathe@rediffmail.com

Abstract

The area of pollinator dependant crops is increasing disproportionately and crop pollinators are under threat of pesticides and other
chemicals used in agriculture farming. Therefore, there is need to make the survey of pollinating insects from Kolhapur region of India since
this area is agriculturally very sound which contain very rich biodiversity. A total of 30 species of pollinating insect belonging to the five orders
viz. Hymenoptera, Lepidoptera, Diptera and Coleoptera have been reported. Maximum pollinating visits have been made by Apis dorsata and
least by Chrysotoxum sp. on crop plants in the region. The order of dominant pollinator was Hymenptera> Lepidoptera> Diptera>Coleoptera>
Thysanoptera.

Keywords- Pollinating insects, Economic plants, Kolhapur, India.


Published online 2 July, 2015
© 2015 Published by Global Science Publishing Group, USA

How to Cite this Article:

T. V. Sathe and Anna Gophane. (2015). Pollinating insects of some economically important plants of Kolhapur region,
India. Biolife, 3(3), pp 576-582. doi:10.17812/blj.2015331

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