Journal of Entomology and Zoology Studies


Volume 2, Issue 5

Diversity of pierid butterflies (lepidoptera: pieridae) in Jamshoro district, Sindh, Pakistan

Author(s): Bhojoo Mal, Nasreen Memon, Shakeel Ahmed Memon, Mansoor Ali Shah, Nadir Ali Shah, Juma Khan Turk

Abstract: The present study was carried out during January to December, 2013, in Jamshoro district of Sindh Province, Pakistan. During study period, 655 specimens of Pierid butterflies were collected with the help of insect net and hand picking from the different localities of Jamshoro district. Among these specimens, ten species of Pierid butterflies belonging to four genera (Anapheis, Catopsila, Colotis and Eurema) of two subfamilies (Pierinae and Coliadinae) were identified. This is the first record of Pierid butterflies from Jamshoro, Sindh, Pakistan.

Fig: Anapheis aurota (Male)

Fig: Anapheis aurota (Male)

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