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Abstract

The present study was designed to find species composition and diversity of insects existing at different trophic level of food chain in coniferous forest of Rawalakot valley. The study was conducted from November, 2016 to September, 2017. The researcher recorded 53 species of insects belonging to 42 families. The herbivorous insect species feed on 134 plant spp. of the study area. The greater population density of herbivores indicates that plants are under more threat to insect pests. The present study provides base line information about the insect community of forest and need further screening of insect pest species to control pest out break for conservation of coniferous forests of Rawalakot.


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