A new record of Tenodera fasciata (Olivier, 1792) (Insecta: Mantodea: Mantidae: Mantinae) for western India

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Gopal Ambrushi Raut
Sunil Madhukar Gaikwad


Tenodera fasciata (Olivier, 1792) is reported for the first time from the Western Ghats.  The present record extends its known geographical range notably from the east towards western India for about 1,400km.  The finding of only two specimens in two years suggests its rarity. 

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Gopal Ambrushi Raut, Department of Zoology, Shivaji University, Kolhapur, Maharashtra 416004 India

Department of Zoology, 

Shivaji University, Kolhapur. 

Assistant Professor

Sunil Madhukar Gaikwad, Department of Zoology, Shivaji University, Kolhapur, Maharashtra 416004 India

Department of Zoology, 

Reasearch Fellow


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