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ISSN Print: 2349-6800 | ISSN Online: 2320-7078

Journal of Entomology and Zoology Studies

2016, Vol. 4, Issue 5
Studies on the diversity of butterfly (Lepidoptera: Rhopalocera) fauna in college of veterinary and animal sciences campus, Mannuthy, Thrissur, Kerala, India

Varuna P Panicker, Anuraj R, Govind Shankar, Aswathy S, Anu Gopalakrishnan and Biju S

Butterflies are one of the important groups of insects which can act as indicators of change in ecosystem. Urbanisation going on around the globe leads to the habitat destruction of these insects. Survival of these butterflies is now under threat. Present survey is focussed on the assessment of the butterfly diversity and its conservation priorities. A total of 71 species of butterflies belonging to five families were identified from the campus of College of Veterinary and Animal Sciences. Among all six species were protected under various schedules of the Indian Wildlife (Protection) Act, 1972. Butterfly fauna of the campus dominated with Nymphalidae family. Abundance of the butterfly in the campus showed seasonal variations and preferences. The present study focussed to have a checklist of the butterfly population in our campus which will later contribute for planning campus development programmes.
Pages : 933-936 | 1192 Views | 97 Downloads
How to cite this article:
Varuna P Panicker, Anuraj R, Govind Shankar, Aswathy S, Anu Gopalakrishnan, Biju S. Studies on the diversity of butterfly (Lepidoptera: Rhopalocera) fauna in college of veterinary and animal sciences campus, Mannuthy, Thrissur, Kerala, India. J Entomol Zool Stud 2016;4(5):933-936.
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