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International Journal of Agricultural and Applied Sciences, June 2022, 3(1):124-127


ISSN: 2582-8053


Research Article


New locality record of Yellow-bellied House Gecko Hemidactylus flaviviridis Ruppell, 1835 a potential biological controller, from Shikohabad, Firozabad district, Uttar Pradesh (India) with its systematic account, distribution and other aspects


Akhlaq Husain1 and Wajid Hasan2

1(Zoological Survey of India, Former Scientist-E), 41, Hari Vihar, Vijay Park, Chakrata Road, Dehradun, Uttarakhand, India.

2Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Jehanabad, Bihar Agricultural University, Sabour, Bihar, India

Corresponding author e-mail: drakhlaqhusain@gmail.com

(Received: 15/12/2021; Revised: 10/04/2022; Accepted: 09/06/2022)



Hemidactylus flaviviridis, the Yellow-bellied House Gecko, belonging to family Gekkonidae, commonly found in North India but its locality records are meagre. Recently a good number of these geckoes were sighted by the author at Shikohabad (Firozabad district, Uttar Pradesh) which is not in records and hence the gecko has been reported here for the first time from the area with its systematic account, distribution, habitat, food & feeding, breeding and trematode infestation.

They are also found to be the potential biological controllers as feed on various insect pests on gardens vegetation around and mosquitoes which fly out under light in night.

Keywords: New locality record, Hemidactylus flaviviridis, Shikohabad (Uttar Pradesh).