Diversity of Butterfly Fauna of Union Council Koaz Bahram Dheri, Pakistan
Haroon1, Sardar Azhar Mehmood 2, Tauseef Ahmad
The present studies were performing to explore the diversity of butterfly fauna of union council Koaz Bahram Dheri, District Charsadda, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan. The study was conducted from July 2012 to October 2012 of 12 localities of said area. For the collection of butterflies sweep net and naked hands were used. Total of 232 butterflies were collected are belonging to 13 species, 11 genera and 3 families. The family Nymphalidae comprises largest number (49%) followed by Pieridae (37%) and Papilionidae (14%). Family Nymphalidae species are Junonia orithya, Cynthia cardui, Danaus chrysippus, Catopsilia pyranthe, Phalanta phalantha, Junonia almana and Cercyonis sthenele. Family Pieridae species are Eurema hecabe, Colias croceus, Catopsilia pomona, Colotis amata, Pieris canidia andFamilyPapilionidae only one species Papilio demoleus were recorded. The result of the present study shows that the Danaus chrysippus is the most common species in union council Koaz Bahram Dheri. Related analysis should be conducted on large scale to fully evaluate and explore the butterfly fauna of District Charsadda as it is least concern region of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa in this regard.
Fig. 1: Distribution of butterflies’ families in Union Council Koaz Bahram Dheri