Proceedings of the Zoological Society

, Volume 71, Issue 1, pp 99–102 | Cite as

Insect Fauna of Pitchavaram and Parangipettai Mangroves of Southeast Coast of India

  • S. Balakrishnan
  • M. Srinivasan
  • P. Santhanam
Short Communication


Biodiversity of the insect fauna of natural mangrove ecosystem (Pitchavaram) and adjusted mangroves (Parangipettai), was studied through weekly sampling programmes from April 2013 to September 2013. A total of 27 species belonging to 17 families (Formicidae, Sphecidae, Curculionidae, Scolytidae, Tenebrionidae, Culicidae, Nymphalidae, Crambidae, Pyralidae, Tortricidae, Lecidotheridae, Pieridae, Pyrrhocoridae, Corixidae, Apidae, Gerridae and Diaspidiae) were recorded. This work is the checklist of the collected insect fauna from the Pitchavaram and Parangipettai mangrove areas lying along the Southeast coast of India.


Mangrove Insect fauna Biodiversity Southeast coast 



Authors thank the authorities of Annamalai University, Annamalai Nagar and Bharathidasan University, Tiruchirappalli, India for providing with the necessary facilities and the first author (S.B.) thanks the University Grants Commission, Government of India, New Delhi for financial support through the UGC-Research Award (No. F.30-1/2014 (SA-II)/RA-2014-16-SC-TAM-4364 dated 05/02/2015). We also thank the anymous referees for the valuable comments, which greatly improved our manuscript.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Marine Science, School of Marine SciencesBharathidasan UniversityTiruchirappalliIndia
  2. 2.Centre of Advanced Study in Marine Biology, Faculty of Marine SciencesAnnamalai UniversityParangipettaiIndia

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