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  • Title
    Recent records of the Pale Jezebel Delias sanaca sanaca (Moore, 1857) (Lepidoptera: Pieridae) from Mussoorie hills, western Himalaya, India
    Type
    Journal Article
    Description
    The west Himalayan sub-species, ‘sanaca’of the pale jezebel,Delias sanaca sanaca, which is intermediate between the pale form flavalba, dark from confusa, was recently recorded, in the oak forests adjoining Mussoorie hills of Garhwal after a gap of about 8 decades. Observations are presented on the past records, specimens, morphological features and sexual dimorphism, ecology, seasonality of the intermediate or normal form of this sub-species sanaca, that is generally overlooked.
    Attribution
    Arun P. Singh, Journal of Threatened Taxa, Vol 8, No 12 (2016); pp. 9473–9478 http://dx.doi.org/10.11609/jott.2834.8.12.9473-9478
  • Title
    Butterflies of Garhwal, Uttarakhand, western Himalaya, India
    Type
    Journal Article
    Description
    Thirty percent of butterfly species that occur in India are found in the Garhwal region of the western Himalaya, which comprise six districts of Uttarakhand State with five major vegetation types lying between the catchments of the Ganga and Yamuna rivers.  The annotated checklist compiled here for this region comprises 407 species and takes into account all the species recorded since 1899, when the first list of 323 species was prepared by Mackinnon & de Nicéville on the ‘butterflies of Mussoorie and its adjacent areas’.  Over a 20 year period (1986–1990; 2000–June 2015) the present authors maintained detailed notes and were able personally to record 349 species.  This information is presented in a checklist, together with details of the month, year and site of each record, relative abundance, Indian Wildlife (Protection) Act, 1972 (IWPA) status, as well as references of earlier records made by other authors in Garhwal for those species that the authors were not able to record themselves.  Forty-nine species recorded in the region have been placed under various schedules of IWPA; only one species, the Golden Emperor Dilipa morgiana Westwood, is listed in Schedule I Part IV, the others being mainly included under Schedule II Part II.  The paper also discusses new range extensions and significant records (past and present), identifies major biotic factors that threaten butterfly diversity in Garhwal, and suggests the scope for butterfly ecotourism in the state as an option for long term conservation.  
    Attribution
    Singh Arun P.; Journal of Threatened Taxa Vol 8, No 4 (2016) 26/4/2016; pp. 8666-8697; 10.11609/jott.2254.8.4.8666-8697