4. BUTTERFLY (LEPIDOPTERA-RHOPALOCERA-INSECTA) DIVERSITY OF ROORKEE, DISTRICT HARIDWAR, UTTARAKHAND INDIA by ASHISH KUMAR LAMIYAN1 AND NARENDER SHARMA2
A preliminary study on the butterfly diversity of Roorkee, District Haridwar of Uttarakhand, was studied through sampling programme from February 2017- August 2017. A total of 32 species belonging to 26 genera of five families (Papilionidae, Pieridae, Nymhalidae, Lycaenidae, Hesperiidae) were recorded. The maximum number of species were found in the family Nymphalidae (15 species), followed by Pieridae (7 species), Lycaenidae (6 species), Papilionidae (3 species), and Hesperiidae ( 1 species). An analysis of relative abundances revealed that of the 32 species reported, 10 were classed as very common, 18 as common and the remaining 4 species as uncommon.
KEY WORDS: Butterfly, Species Diversity, Roorkee, Uttarakhand.