Checklist of butterfly fauna of Dinajpur, Bangladesh.
S. Chowdhury, U. Aich, M. K. Dash
Butterflies are one of the most important assemblages of insects that act as biodiversity indicators as well as nature’s gardeners. Because of habitat destruction for developmental activities in urban environment and unscientific management of natural resources, most of the butterfly species are disappearing and their survival is under threat. The present study was conducted to identify the status of butterflies from June 2013 to June 2014 in Dinajpur. A total of 71 species of butterflies were found which belong to six families and 47 genera. Highest number of species and genera are from the family Lycaenidae whereas lowest number of species and genera are from the family Riodinidae. However conservation awareness may be helpful in raising the number of these beautiful creatures to a blessed level in the near future.