Aborichthys (Cypriniformes: Balitoridae): a viewpoint on new species
Evaluation of diversity and habitat types of some orchid species growing in Kashmir Himalaya
First report of black widow spider Latrodectushasselti Thorell, 1870, from Telangana, India
Thelohanellus dykovi sp. nov. (Myxozoa: Bivalvulidae), a pathogenic gill parasite in cultured Indian major carp, Labeo rohita (Hamilton 1822) in Punjab (India)
Utricularia purpurascens: Need of Conservation from Kas Plateau (World’s Natural Heritage Site)
Life cycle studies of Protaetia aurichalcea (Cetoniinae:Cetonidae:Scarabaeidae) in household biocompost
Galeodes indicus Pocock, 1900 (Arachnida, Solifugae): First site record for Telangana, India
Aborichthys is a genus of stone loaches found in streams of India. The genus Aborichthys was described in 1913 from specimens in streams/rivers of Abor hills area of northeastern India during the Abor expedition 43. There are currently eight recognized species in this genus.
Orchidaceae is a monocot family of herbaceous perennials that include terrestrial, saprophytic, lithophytic and epiphytic species. It is one of the largest families among angiosperms with 800 genera and about 25, 000 species, distributed worldwide. Orchids comprise the highly evolved and economically important plants bearing the most beautiful and attractive flowers in the plant kingdom.
Latrodectushasselti (Thorell, 1870), the black widow spider has been reported from many parts of India but was hitherto unknown from Telangana state, India. In this paper we give the first report of the black widow spider with notes on complete description of the external characters, their morphometry and the internalgenitalia of the specimen.
The plasmodia of a new myxosporean, Thelohanellus dykovi sp. nov. were found infecting gills of cultured Indian major carp, Labeo rohita (Hamilton, 1822). The infection rate was found to be 36.67% (out of 30 fishes examined 11 were infected) in a rural fish pond, Nanoki located in Patiala district, Punjab.
The plasmodia of Thelohanellus filli sp. n. were found infecting gills of Labeo rohita (Hamilton, 1822). The infection rate was 35% (20 fishes were examined and 7 fishes were infected) in four cultured farm in district Pathankot, Punjab. Fishes were 8- 10 months old and 15 - 20% fish mortality was recorded in four farms located in the rural area adjoining the district Pathankot, Punjab.
Garra nethravathiensis sp. nov. a new garrinae cyprinid fish species is described from the upstream of Nethravathi, a west flowing river in Karnataka state of peninsular India. The new species differs from the congeners from Western Ghats mountain ranges by the following combination of characters:
Garra khawbungi sp. nov. is described from the Tuipui River, Khawbung Village, Mizoram, India. This species is closely related to Garra nigricollis but is distinguished by having more lateral-line scales, fewer predorsal scales, fewer branched caudal-fin rays, presence of a transverse groove on snout, and absence of a black band across the posterior margin of the head and between left and right side pectoral-fin bases.
Uticularia purpurascens species is a member of family Lentibulariaceae (Bladderwort). It grows on very low nutrient soil. Soil is deficient in nitrogen and phosphorous. This species grow only on lateritic soil. So they are restricted. Now Kas plateau is included under World’s Natural heritage Site.
Composting is a process that safeguards and conditions diversity of decomposing ecosystem with the help of micro and macro-organisms. The focus of the present study was macro-fauna in the compost. During this work, the infamously labelled agricultural pest, a scarab beetle was found living through compost,
Galeodes indicus (Pocock, 1900), the solifugid has been earlier reported from Nallamalla hills in Andhra Pradesh(united Andhra Pradesh) but was hitherto unknown from Telangana state, India. In this paper we give the first report of the sun spider with notes on the external characters and morphometry of the specimen.