A Study on the diversity and abundance of Butterfly fauna in urban green areas of Krishnagar, Nadia, West Bengal
Tanmoy Dey and Jayati Ghosh
A study on diversity of butterfly fauna was carried out in urban green areas of Krishnagar, Nadia, West Bengal. A total of 33 species of butterflies belonging to the five families were recorded during the survey. Among the five families Nymphalidae is the most dominant family with 15 species belonging to 11 genera and averaging 45.45% species richness of total species, followed by family Lycaenidae (8 species, 8 genera and 24.24%), Pieridae (5 species, 5 genera and 15.15%), Papilionidae (3 species, 2 genera and 9.09%) and Hesperiidae (2 species, 2 genera and 6.06%). Among these species, 3 (9.09%) were very rare, 6 (18.18%) were rare, 6(18.18%) were not rare, 10 (30.30%) were commonly occurring and 8 (24.24%) were very common. Highest number of species was seen during Post monsoon and winter. Least number of species was observed during monsoon.