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Din A.U.,National Insect Museum | Zia A.,National Insect Museum | Bhatti A.R.,National Insect Museum | Khan M.N.,Social science Research Institute
Pakistan Journal of Zoology | Year: 2013

A series of collection surveys conducted during two consecutive years (2011-12) to explore Odonata naiads of Potohar plateau revealed 34 species under 6 families and 21 genera. Specimens were collected from different aquatic habitats that include almost all sort of waters including static, flowing, acidic, alkaline, brackish or saline. Details showing valid names, collection localities, ecological observations, number of individual male/female collected are provided for each species. Copyright 2013 Zoological Society of Pakistan.


Umair M.,Pmas Arid Agriculture University | Zia A.,National Insect Museum | Naeem M.,Pmas Arid Agriculture University | Chaudhry M.T.,Barani Agricultural Training Institute
Pakistan Journal of Zoology | Year: 2012

Taxonomic work on ants has been badly neglected in Pakistan. Partially to redress this, adults of ants were collected from various localities of Potohar plateau of Punjab province, Pakistan during 2009-2010. Collection surveys revealed 21 species in 13 genera and 3 subfamilies. All the species are first time recorded from Pakistan. For each recorded species collection details along with habitat information is provided. Copyright 2012 Zoological Society of Pakistan.


Zia A.,National Insect Museum
Pakistan Journal of Zoology | Year: 2015

A new record to the Zygoptera fauna of Pakistan has been added by reporting Protosticta hearseyi from two different localities of the country. The genus also is a new record for Pakistan. P. hearseyi is a data deficient threatened species known earlier only from India. Detailed distribution and habitat description is provided to fill ecological information of the species. Diagnostic characters are also provided to facilitate identification for future taxonomists based on published description. Copyright 2015 Zoological Society of Pakistan.


Dow R.A.,Naturalis Biodiversity Center | Zia A.,National Insect Museum | Naeem M.,Pmas Arid Agriculture University | Rafi M.A.,National Insect Museum
Zootaxa | Year: 2014

Calicnemia fortis sp. nov. is described from Azad Jammu and Kashmir in Pakistan and compared with other group 2 species of Calicnemia. Copyright © 2014 Magnolia Press.


Chaudhry M.T.,Agricultural Training Institute | Mohsin A.U.,Pmas Arid Agriculture University | Javed R.A.,Agricultural Training Institute | Zia A.,National Insect Museum | Bodlah I.,Pmas Arid Agriculture University
Iranian Journal of Science and Technology, Transaction A: Science | Year: 2015

The current status and distribution of the dragonflies (Anisoptera) of Pakistan were studied during 2005-2009. Two dragonfly species were identified for the first time from Pakistan. Among these, Rhodothemis rufa is a red, medium-sized dragonfly. Lamelligomphus biforceps is also reported for the first time from Pakistan and re-described owing to having minor taxonomic differences from that of Fraser's description. Some notes on the color, literature records and geographical distributions are summarized. © 2015, Shiraz University. All rights reserved.


PubMed | Naturalis Biodiversity Center, National Insect Museum and Pmas Arid Agriculture University
Type: Journal Article | Journal: Zootaxa | Year: 2014

Calicnemia fortis sp. nov. is described from Azad Jammu and Kashmir in Pakistan and compared with other group 2 species of Calicnemia.

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