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  • Title
    A preliminary study on butterflies of the Kathlaur-Kaushlian Wildlife Sanctuary, Pathankot, Punjab, India
    Type
    Journal Article
    Description
    A preliminary study of the butterfly diversity of the Kathlaur-Kaushlian Wildlife Sanctuary (Pathankot, Punjab) India was conducted from 10–11 November 2011.  A total of 40 species belonging to 31 genera was recorded, including Libythea myrrha sanguinalis Fruhstorfer, a new species added to the butterfly fauna of Punjab.  Species richness was greatest for the family Nymphalidae, with 22 species, followed by Pieridae with 10 species,  Lycaenidae with four, and Papilionidae and Hesperiidae with two each.  An analysis of relative abundances revealed that of the 40 species reported, 19 were classed as common, 15 as less common and the remaining six species as uncommon.  Observations on their occurrence in different habitats revealed 13 species prefer scrubby habitat, 13 scrubby and grassy habitat, seven grassy habitats and the remaining seven scrubby and riverine habitats. 
    Attribution
    Sharma Narender, Kumar P., Tak P. C. (2015). Journal of Threatened Taxa 9(7) pp. 7557-7562; doi:10.11609/jott.2180.7557-7562
  • Title
    Butterflies of Sundarban Biosphere Reserve, West Bengal, eastern India: a preliminary survey of their taxonomic diversity, ecology and their conservation
    Type
    Journal Article
    Description
    The Indian Sundarbans, part of the globally famous deltaic eco-region, is little-studied for butterfly diversity and ecology. The present study reports 76 butterfly species belonging to five families, which is a culmination of 73 species obtained from surveys conducted over a period of three years (2009-2011) in reclaimed and mangrove forested areas and three species obtained from an earlier report. Six of these species are legally protected under the Indian Wildlife (Protection) Act, 1972. Random surveys were employed for both the study areas, supplemented by systematic sampling in reclaimed areas. The reclaimed and forested areas differed largely in butterfly richness (Whittaker’s measure of ß diversity = 0.55). For sample-based rarefaction curves, butterfly genera showed a tendency to reach an asymptote sooner than the species. Numerous monospecific genera (77.19% of the taxa) resulted in a very gentle but non-linear positive slope for the species-genus ratio curve. A species-genus ratio of 1.33 indicated strong intra-generic competition for the butterflies of the Indian Sundarbans. Mangrove areas were species poor, with rare species like Euploea crameri, Colotis amata and Idea agamarshchana being recorded in the mangrove area; while Danaus genutia was found to be the most frequent butterfly. Butterfly abundance was very poor, with no endemic species and the majority (53.9% of the taxa; n=41) were found locally rare. The changing composition of butterflies in the once species-poor mangrove zone of the fragile Sundarbans may interfere with their normal ecosystem functioning.
    Attribution
    Chowdhury S. (2014). Journal of Threatened Taxa 8(6) pp. 6082-6092; doi:10.11609/JoTT.o3787.6082-92
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    Identity, biology and bionomics of the Common Mime Chilasa clytia Linnaeus (Lepidoptera: Papilionidae)
    Type
    Journal Article
    Description
    Investigations were made on the identity, biology and bionomics of the Common Mime Chilasa clytia Linnaeus.  Morphological details of the external genitalia were found to be useful in segregating the two forms clytia and dissimilis belonging to this species.  The biology took 32–36 days for completion.  Besides the host plants already recorded, Litsea coriacea was recorded as a new larval host plant of this butterfly.  
    Attribution
    Revathy V.S., Mathew George (2014). Journal of Threatened Taxa 14(6) pp. 6719-6722; doi:10.11609/jott.1723.6719-6722
  • Title
    A preliminary checklist of butterflies recorded from Jeypore-Dehing forest, eastern Assam, India
    Type
    Journal Article
    Description
    The paper describes some of the rare butterfly species recorded during February 2010-October 2011 in the lowland semi-evergreen Jeypore rainforest of upper Assam along with a preliminary checklist of the area. Altogether, 292 species were recorded based on the survey conducted in different seasons. Important sightings include the report of White Punch longicaudata, Pale Striped Dawnfly Capilia zennara, Blue Quaker Pithecops fulgens etc and range extension of Andaman Yellow-banded Flat Celaenorrhinus andamanicus hanna to northeastern India.
    Attribution
    Gogoi M.J. (2013). Journal of Threatened Taxa 2(5) pp. 3684-3696; doi:10.11609/JoTT.o3022.3684-96
  • Title
    Notes on some skipper butterflies (Lepidoptera: Hesperiidae) from Panbari Forest and its adjoining areas, Kaziranga-Karbi Anglong, upper Assam, India
    Type
    Journal Article
    Description
    The paper deals with a checklist of 137 species of skipper butterfly (Hesperiidae) along with notes on some species from Panbari Forest, Kaziranga, upper Assam, based on surevy conducted during March 2008-November 2011. Important sightings include Purple Lancer Salanoemia fuscicornis, Red-vein Lancer Pyroneura niasana burmana Evans, 1926, Pied Flat Celaenorrhinus moreana Evans, 1949 and many Choaspes, Potanthus, and Halpe species.
    Attribution
    Gogoi M.J. (2013). Journal of Threatened Taxa 13(5) pp. 4759-4768; doi:10.11609/JoTT.o3340.4759-68
  • Title
    Butterflies of Vidarbha region, Maharashtra State, central India
    Type
    Journal Article
    Description
    Vidarbha region of Maharashtra State, India, is gifted with diverse butterfly habitats. A comprehensive review of various studies on butterflies from this region was carried out. Based on all previous studies, approximately 167 species of butterflies, belonging to 90 genera representing five families were reported. Besides this, seven species reported from the region by previous workers appear to be unusual records for the Vidarbha region. These are treated separately. Out of the 167 species of butterflies, 14 species are included in the protected category of the Indian Wild Life (Protection) Act, 1972.
    Attribution
    Tiple A.D. (2011). Journal of Threatened Taxa 1(3) pp. 1469-1477; doi:10.11609/JoTT.o2397.1469-77
  • Title
    Seasonal dynamics of butterfly population in DAE Campus, Kalpakkam, Tamil Nadu, India
    Type
    Journal Article
    Description
    Seasonal population trends of butterflies inhabiting the campus of Department of Atomic Energy (DAE) at Kalpakkam were recorded by setting a permanent line transect of 300m and recording all species of butterflies observed within a 5m distance. The survey yielded 2177 individuals of 56 butterfly species, belonging to the families Nymphalidae, Pieridae, Lycaenidae, Papilionidae and Hesperiidae. Nymphalidae were found to be the dominant family during all seasons. Species richness and abundance were highest during the northeast monsoon and winter periods, indicating that in the southern plains of India butterflies prefer cool seasons for breeding and emergence. The taxonomic structure of the butterflies sampled resembles that of the Western Ghats and other regions of India in two ways: (a) dominance of nymphalids and (b) peak abundance during wet seasons. A detailed study of ecologically important local butterfly fauna and their host plants is in progress, to construct a butterfly garden in Kalpakkam to attract and support butterflies.
    Attribution
    Hussain K.J., Ramesh T., Satpathy K.K., Selvanayagam M. (2011). Journal of Threatened Taxa 1(3) pp. 1401-1414; doi:10.11609/JoTT.o2603.1401-14
  • Title
    Three additions to the known butterfly (Lepidoptera: Rhopalocera and Grypocera) fauna of Goa, India
    Type
    Journal Article
    Description
    Three additions to the known butterfly from Goa, which takes the total number of butterflies recorded from the state to 254 species.
    Attribution
    Rangnekar P., Dharwadkar O. (2009). Journal of Threatened Taxa 5(1) pp. 298-299; doi:10.11609/JoTT.o2140.298-9
  • Title
    Butterflies of north Western Ghats - a compilation of checklists
    Type
    Miscellaneous
    Description
    List of butterflies of north Western Ghats.