Community structure of Coleoptera in Bethuadahari Wildlife Sanctuary, West Bengal, India

Paramita Basu, Gautam Aditya, A. K. Sanyal


We focused on the coleopteran species assemblage in a tropical deciduous forest in the Bethuadahari Wildlife Sanctuary, West Bengal, India. During a 2-year survey, we collected 56 species belonging to 13 families of Coleoptera, in varying relative abundance. Among the species, 15 belong to the family Chrysomelidae, nine to the Staphyllinidae, and four to the Coccinellidae. Our results substantiate the importance of the Bethuadahari Wildlife Sanctuary for the conservation of coleopteran insects.


species assemblage; species inventory; Insecta

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