Journal of Progressive Research in Biology 2018-11-09T00:00:00+00:00 Managing Editor Open Journal Systems Journal of Progressive Research in Biology Systematic Distribution of Checklist of First Recorded Longhorn Beetle (Insecta: Coleoptera) Fauna from Sheringal, Pakistan 2018-11-05T08:10:53+00:00 Farzana Khan Perveen <p>The longhorn beetles (Arthropoada; Insecta) are one of the groups of beetles, which are pests and their antennae are very long. They have been first recorded by random collection method from the 6 quadrates of Sheringal, Pakistan during August-2015 to May-2016. The specimens collected (n<sub>sc</sub>=351) were belonging to only family Cerambycidae of order Coleoptera with 3 subfamilies and 5 tribes having 6 genera and 9 species. However, subfamily Cerambycinae (covered 31.3%) has 2 tribes, Cerambycini (26.5%) with great-capricorn beetle, <em>Cerambyx cerdo </em>Linnaeus (16.5%) and small-oak beech-capricorn beetle, <em>Cerambyx scopolii</em> F├╝ssli (9.8%); and Callichromatini (5%) with house-longhorn beetle, <em>Hylotrupes bajulus</em> (Linnaeus); moreover, subfamily Lamiinae (45.3%) has only 1 tribe, Batocerini (45%) with mango-stem borers, <em>Batocera davidis</em> Deyrolle (35%), tropical fig borers,<em> Batocera rufomaculata</em> (De-Geer) (3.7%) and mulberry (long horn beetle) borer, <em>Apriona germarii</em> (Hope) (7%); further, subfamily Prioninae (23.4%) has 2 tribes, Prionini (14%) with Prionus root borer, <em>Prionus californicus </em>Motschulsky (10.3%) and broad necked root borer, <em>Prionus laticollis</em> (<a title="Dru Drury" href="">Drury</a>) (4%); and Callipogonini (9%)<strong> </strong>with pine sawyer beetle, <em>Ergates spiculatus</em> <a title="John Lawrence LeConte" href="">LeConte</a>. They are first time reported from Sheringal. Therefore, the present research is useful for determining biodiversity of the same. Their detail study is under process.</p> 2017-09-07T16:57:52+00:00 ##submission.copyrightStatement## Use Of Eggshell As Adsorbent In Elimination Of Pb (Ii) And Cd (Ii) From Aqueous Solutions 2018-11-05T08:10:53+00:00 Samia Ahmed Elbahi <p>Excessive discharge of toxic metals into water surfaces as a result of increased production has become the main ecological problem due to the lack of efficiency of techniques that would deal with industrial liquid waste. These metals accumulate at high toxicity levels and cause a serious impact on aquatic organisms without a visible sign. They can cause poisoning or toxic effects even in lower concentrations. Therefore, these toxic heavy metals include cadmium, manganese, copper, lead, nickel, cobalt and chromium. They are highly toxic metals when they are brought into the body and have a direct effect on humans and animals, and indirectly through the food chain. In this paper, a study was carried out to investigate the possibility of using lower biomass wastes in powdered sintered (egg shell) adsorption of lead metal Pb (II) lead, Cd (II) from aqueous solutions, and the effect of the initial concentration Pb (II) , Cd (II) on the adsorption efficiency on the surface of sintered (egg shell).</p> 2018-11-05T08:10:02+00:00 ##submission.copyrightStatement##