Тerrestrial Invertebrate Fauna

Тerrestrial Invertebrate Fauna

Pelister’s Earth (Terrestrial) Invertebrate Fauna shows the presence of a total of 288 taxa, belonging to a total of 10 groups of invertebrates

The following are the most common taxa orders:

Coleoptera – Beetles (130 taxa),




Orthoptera – Grasshoppers, Locusts and Crickets (107 taxa),





Diptera: Chironomidae –  True flies: Nonbiting midges, or lake flies (35 taxa) and



Gastropoda – Snails and Slugs (Land Slugs) (30 taxa)




Following taxa are presented only with 1 to 5 species:

Hymenoptera – Sawflies, Wasps, Bees, and Ants,

Homoptera – Homoptera include the aphids, scale insects, cicadas, and leafhoppers,

Heteroptera –  universally named “bugs”

Dermaptera –  Earwigs

Opiliones – Harvesters, or Daddy longlegs   and

Psocoptera – Booklice, barklice or barkflies.