4. BUTTERFLY (INSECTA- LEPIDOPTERA- RHOPALOCERA) DIVERSITY OF COMBINED CAMPUS OF ZOOLOGICAL SURVEY OF INDIA, BOTANICAL SURVEY OF INDIA AND ANTHROPOLOGICAL SURVEY OF INDIA, DEHRADUN, UTTARAKHAND, INDIA by SHIVANI SHA
Keywords:Butterfly, Diversity, Zoological Survey of India, Botanical Survey of India, Anthological Survey of India, Dehradun, Uttarakhand.
The present study was carried out on the diversity of butterflies in the combined campus of Zoological Survey of India, Botanical Survey of India and Anthropological Survey of India, Dehradun, Uttarakhand. The butterflies were observed in the field from November 2018 to March 2019. Total 67 species of 46 genera under five families i.e., Papilionidae, Pieridae, Nymphalidae, Lycaenidae, and Hesperiidae were recorded. The maximum diversity of species was found in the family Nymphalidae (31species), followed by Lycaenidae (13 species), Pieridae (11 species), Papilionidae (8 species), and Hesperiidae (4 species). Analysis of the relative abundance revealed that of these 67 species, 28 species were common (42%), 23 less common (23%), and remaining 16 species uncommon (24%).
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