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    The butterfly (Insecta: Lepidoptera) diversity of four sacred groves of Goa, India
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    The butterfly diversity of four sacred groves in Goa, viz., Nirankarachi Rai, Alvatinichi Rai, Mharinginichi Rai and Azobhachi Rai was selected for study purposes.  A total of 33 species belonging to 31 genera were observed which accounts for about 13% of the species recorded from Goa.  The Family Nymphalidae dominated with a high number of species with maximum diversity in Mharinginichi Rai.  It is concluded that further studies on groves from different habitats will significantly increase this number.  
    Gaude Kiran, Janarthanam M. K. (2015). Journal of Threatened Taxa 12(7) pp. 7927-7932; doi:10.11609/jott.2382.7927-7932