Gangetic Plains Regional Center

Patna, India

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Patna, India
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Joshi R.,Baba Farid College | Singh N.,Gangetic Plains Regional Center | Kirti J.S.,Punjabi University | Volynkin A.V.,Tomsk State University | Bucsek K.,Slovak Academy of Sciences
Zootaxa | Year: 2017

Two new species, Miltochrista quadra Joshi, Singh & Volynkin, sp. nov. and Miltochrista pseudomodesta Joshi, Singh & Volynkin, sp. nov., of tribe Lithosiini (Erebidae: Arctiinae) are described from India. In addition, two species are restored from the synonymy and transferred to Miltochrista: Miltochrista rubricans (Leech, 1890), stat. & comb. nov. and Miltochrista szetschwanica (Daniel, 1952), stat. & comb. nov. Other new combinations are also proposed as Miltochrista aquila (Černý, 2009), comb. nov., Miltochrista discisigna (Moore, 1878), comb. nov., Miltochrista weidenhofferi (Černý, 2012), comb. nov., Miltochrista unipuncta (Leech, 1890), comb. nov., Miltochrista carnea (Poujade, 1886), comb.nov. and Miltochrista modesta (Leech, 1899), comb. nov. © 2017 Magnolia Press.


Singh N.,Gangetic Plains Regional Center | Ranjan R.,Gangetic Plains Regional Center
Journal of Entomological Research | Year: 2016

The present study is related to the detailed interpretation of morphology and male genital attributes of three species of genus Bostra Walker (Pyralidae: Pyralinae) i.e., Bostra marginata Walker, Bostra vibicalis Lederer and Bostra denticulata Swinhoe. Besides the first time study on external male genitalia, new distributional areas have also been reported for the included species.


Nesemann H.F.,Central University of Bihar | Sharma G.,Gangetic Plains Regional Center | Kumar R.,Central University of Bihar | Sheetal A.,Yugantar Bharati | Roy S.,Yugantar Bharati
Aquatic Ecosystem Health and Management | Year: 2017

The Damodar and Subarnarekha Rivers are the first and second largest running waters of Jharkhand, having variable river bed morphology with naturally hard substrates. The riverine biodiversity is outstanding, as it includes endemic taxa on species and subspecies levels. Aquatic habitats are mostly colonized by native species. Macrozoobenthic animals are important bioindicators of the habitat quality of the river and are used for rapid assessment of river quality globally. In order to have preliminary information on the biodiversity of macrobenthos, the first survey was undertaken to find the impact of domestic pollution, mining, and thermal power plants on the aquatic life of the Damodar in May 2004. On the basis of our observations and species records, systematic field sampling for macro-benthic invertebrates in the Damodar and Subarnarekha Rivers was conducted from 2007 to 2012 during different hydrological conditions to cover the seasonal variation. Synoptic sampling was done to allow comparison between the two rivers. Aquatic invertebrate fauna has been inventoried with 124 identified taxa. The highest proportion of functional feeding groups recorded were detritivores, followed by carnivores and herbivores, respectively. This present study demonstrates the seasonal disappearance of macrozoobenthic invertebrates caused by urban and industrial pollution and that the fauna of the two main rivers of Jharkhand are similar in species inventory. This reflects the ecological conditions of the shared ecoregion known as Chota Nagpur Dry Forests. The results of the present research provide an essential database to evaluate the future environmental impact of restoration and changes in water quality. Copyright © 2017 AEHMS.


Ng P.K.L.,National University of Singapore | Nesemann H.F.,Central University of Bihar | Sharma G.,Gangetic Plains Regional Center
Zootaxa | Year: 2011

A new species of hymenosomatid freshwater crab, Neorhynchoplax Sakai, 1938, is described from Patna, Bihar, northern India. The species resembles the Indian N. woodmasoni (Alcock, 1895) and N. alcocki Kemp, 1917, but differs in the form of the carapace, armature on the cheliped merus, number of spines on the dactylus of the ambulatory legs, and structure of the male abdomen. Copyright © 2011 - Magnolia Press.


Kirti J.S.,Punjabi University | Joshi R.,Punjabi University | Joshi R.,Baba Farid College | Singh N.,Punjabi University | Singh N.,Gangetic Plains Regional Center
Journal of Entomological Research | Year: 2013

External genitalia of four Amata species have been described. Three new combinations, A. lucina (Butler) comb. nov., A. divisa (Walker) comb. nov. and A. multigutta (Walker) comb. nov., have also been proposed on the basis of external genitalic features.


Singh N.,Gangetic Plains Regional Center | Kirti J.S.,Gangetic Plains Regional Center | Kirti J.S.,Punjabi University
Journal of Entomological Research | Year: 2014

A new species, Oeonistis vithurensis is described from Western Ghats of India. Dichotomous key to the known species of Oeonistis Hübner is also given.


Kirti J.S.,Punjabi University | Singh N.,Gangetic Plains Regional Center | Joshi R.,Punjabi University
Annales Zoologici | Year: 2014

A new species, Capissa alba sp. nov., of family Erebidae (tribe: Lithosiini), is described from Jammu and Kashmir region of Indian Himalayas. © Fundacja Natura optima dux.


Singh J.,Punjabi University | Singh N.,Gangetic Plains Regional Center | Sharma K.,Punjabi University | Joshi R.,Punjabi University
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences India Section B - Biological Sciences | Year: 2013

Morphotaxonomy of nine species of Lyclene Moore i.e., L. humilis (Walker), L. obsoleta Moore, L. dharma (Moore), L. radians Moore, L. euprepioides (Walker), L. linga (Moore), L. spilosomoides Moore, L. calamaria (Moore), L. strigipennis (Herrich-Schäffer) is given in this communication. Five new combinations have been suggested along with the resurrection of four old combinations. © 2012 The National Academy of Sciences, India.


Joshi R.,Baba Farid College | Kirti J.S.,Punjabi University | Singh N.,Gangetic Plains Regional Center
Florida Entomologist | Year: 2015

Two new species of Lithosiini (Lepidoptera: Erebidae: Arctiinae), Zadadra cucullata sp. nov., and Zadadra neodistorta sp. nov., are described from India. In addition, a dichotomous key to all the Zadadra Moore species is given.


Kumar R.,Central University of Bihar | Nesemann H.,Central University of Bihar | Sharma G.,Gangetic Plains Regional Center | Tseng L.-C.,National Taiwan Ocean University | And 2 more authors.
Aquatic Ecosystem Health and Management | Year: 2013

Benthic macroinvertebrates are reliable indicators of the environmental health of rivers as their distributions vary in response to variations in time and space and available habitats. We investigated the longitudinal and seasonal distribution of macrobenthic assemblages in different habitats (such as vegetated and unvegetated/sand, silt, rock and clay) in the River Ganga. Samples were collected in September 2010, and January, April and June 2011 at four study sites in the heterotrophic Meta-Potamon part extending from Patna through Bhagalpur covering a 249-km stretch of the river. Sampling stations were located along a gradient of macrophytic coverage in marginal water and sediment texture. A total of 69 taxa belonging to 47 families and 23 orders were identified. The data of benthic communities from all samples were subjected to non-metric multi-dimensional scaling (NMDS). NMDS of all data segregated samples on the basis of seasons. The most indicative taxon of monsoon was Culicidae followed by the Corixidae (Sigara distorta) and Micronectidae; whereas, the most indicative taxon in January was Plumatella bombayensis followed by Libellulidae. Highest abundance and species richness were recorded at Bhagalpur. Species richness and abundance were significantly higher in marginal habitats with macrophytes compared to similar habitats without vegetation. Furthermore, differences in species composition were recorded at different substrate types. The persistence of a well-structured macrobenthic community, including families of marine origin in the middle to lower reaches, indicates that the Ganga ecosystem is resilient enough to recover to its pristine ecological value. © 2013 Copyright Taylor and Francis Group, LLC.

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