Present Status of Meniscus Midges (Insecta: Diptera: Dixidae) in India

Asian Journal of Biological and Life Science,2016,5,1,88-92.
Published:April 2016
Type:Research Article
Author(s) affiliations:

Bulganin Mitra1, Sumana Halder1, Sankarsan Roy1, Subhrajit Bhaumik2

1Zoological Survey of Kolkata- 700053, INDIA.

2Post Graduate Department of Zoology, Vidyasagar College, Sector 2, CL Block, Saltlake City Kolkata- 700091, INDIA.


A total of 11 species belonging to the single genus Dixa Meigen of the family Dixidae of the order Diptera are reported from India, which is 5.58% of the total world fauna of Dixidae. Among these, only a lone species is distributed in Arid, Semi- Arid and Hot Desert Region and nine are restricted their distribution only in Himalayan Region. This present article provides information on the current status, distributional pattern and gaps in knowledge of the family Dixidae from India.