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Original Research Articles                      Volume : 5, Issue:9, September, 2016

PRINT ISSN : 2319-7692
Online ISSN : 2319-7706
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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2016.5(9): 273-281

Distribution and Diversity of Aquatic Insects in Himachal Pradesh, India: A Review
Aakriti Chauhan* and S.C. Verma
Department of Environmental Science, Dr YS Parmar University of Horticulture and Forestry, Nauni, Solan-173230 HP
*Corresponding author

Aquatic insects biodiversity is being increasingly imperilled by a range of factors globally. Freshwater aquatic insects inhabit river and stream beds, lakes and reservoirs and are associated with various types of substrates such as mineral sediments, detritus, macrophytes and filamentous algae. The distribution of aquatic organisms is the result of interactions among their ecological role, the physical conditions that characterize the habitat, and food availability. Biodiversity is not only the richness of species; it is also their genetic variety and the multiple habitats and ecosystems in which these plants and animals live. Ecosystems contain both the living plants and animals and the nonliving elements (water, sunlight, soils) on which they depend. At high altitudes, insects are the dominant animals. Insects successfully dominant almost every conceivable habitat and flourish at the highest limits of existence of animal life. The high altitude insects are an ecologically highly specialized group of mountain autochthonous species. Insects have the broad range of adaptation and can survive in the extreme environmental conditions, prevailing at high altitudes such as in Himachal Pradesh.

Keywords: Aquatic Insects,Faunal Diversity, Himachal Pradesh, India.

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Aakriti Chauhan and S.C. Verma. 2016. Distribution and Diversity of Aquatic Insects in Himachal Pradesh, India: A Review.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 5(9): 273-281. doi:
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