A preliminary study on diversity of butterflies (Lepidoptera: Macrolepidoptera)in Regional Institute of Education campus, Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India
Priyamvada, Animesh Kumar Mohapatra
Butterflies are brightlyrncoloured scaly winged insects of order Lepidoptera and one of the mostrnimportant flagship species for conservation of invertebrates. A short termrnsurvey was conducted for a period of six months within the Regional Instituternof Education Campus in order to study the diversity of butterflies and theirrndistribution among respective families, subfamilies and genera. The majorrnobjective of this survey is to develop a systematic checklist of butterfliesrnalong with adding a preliminary note on their habitat, status and conservationrnpriorities within the study area. During the course of this survey a total ofrn45 species of butterflies belonging to 5 families, 14 subfamilies and 35 generarnwere recorded. It was observed that family Nymphalidae is the most dominatingrnfamily in the study area representing 6 subfamilies, 12 genera and 18 speciesrnfollowed by Lycaenidae with 3 subfamilies, 11 genera and 11 species. Out of 45rnspecies reported here 7 species were found to be included under Indian WildlifernProtection Act, 1972.
Priyamvada, Animesh Kumar Mohapatra. A preliminary study on diversity of butterflies (Lepidoptera: Macrolepidoptera) in Regional Institute of Education campus, Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India. J Entomol Zool Stud 2016;4(2):489-496.