International Journal of Nematology and Entomology

International Journal of Nematology and Entomology Vol. 1 (5), pp. 108-110, October, 2013. © International Scholars Journals

Full Length Research Paper

Assessment of Drosophila diversity during monsoon season

Guruprasad B. R.*, Pankaj Patak and Hegde S. N.

Kannada Bharthi College, Kushalnagar, Madikari. Atreya Ayruvedic Medical College, Bangalore Department of Zoology and Genetics, University of Mysore, Mysore, India.

*Corresponding author. E-mail: gurup2006@yahoo.co.in.

Accepted 19 April 2011

Abstract

Two months survey was conducted to analyze the altitudinal variation in diversity of Drosophila in Chamundi hill of Mysore, Karnataka state, India. Drosophila flies belonging to 15 species were collected from 680, 780, 880 and 980 m altitudes. The species diversity according to the biodiversity indices was very high in 680 m compare to other higher altitudes.

Key words:  Drosophila, Simpson, Berger-Parker indices.