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Research Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry
Year : 2017, Volume : 9, Issue : 2
First page : ( 95) Last page : ( 100)
Print ISSN : 0975-2331. Online ISSN : 0975-4385.
Article DOI : 10.5958/0975-4385.2017.00017.6

Drosophila species in Raipur Chhattisgarh: Distribution pattern and biodiversity

Agrawal Arvind1,*, Tamrakar Vaibhav Kumar2

1Human Resource Development Center, Pt. Ravishankar Shukla University, Raipur 492010, (C.G.), India

2National Institute for Research in Tribal Health, Indian Council of Medical Research, Jabalpur 482 003 (M.P.), India

*Corresponding Author E-mail: dr.arvind02@gmail.com

Online published on 17 July, 2017.


Drosophila flies were collected in and around Raipur district (21015 N 81037 E) during different seasons of 2014 to 2015. A total of 3462 individual flies comprising of 8 different species of three subgenus namely, Sophophora, Scaptodrosophla (D. Fauna) and Anaprionus(Z-Indiana)were collected by net weeping method. Subgenus Sophophorawas predominant with six species and Subgenus Dorsilopha or Anaprionusand Scaptodrospilawas least represented species. The diversity of Drosophila community was assessed by using Simpson, Berger-Parker, Evenness and Shannon-Wiener indices. Simpson index was low at 0.1993 in Pamgarh which indicates high diversity. Cluster analysis method was used to analyse the species occurrence. Statistical analysis revealed a uniform distribution pattern of drosophila species in Raipur region.



Drosophila, Drosophilidae, Diversity, Species, Simpson index.


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