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2017, Vol. 5, Issue 2
The species composition of butterflies (Lepidoptera: Rhopalocera) in Lipa city, Batangas, Philippines

Alma E Nacua, Ken Joseph E Clemente, Cariza Jane M Soriano, Aleine Leilanie B Oro, Nikki Rose N Tosoc, Jeffrey R Manalo, Maria Rowena G Zapanta, Mary Grace DC Empasis and Mark Joseph E Mendoza

The aim of this paper was to identify the species composition, abundance, and the status of butterflies in Lipa City, Batangas, Philippines. Opportunistic sampling within transect method was used. This study recorded a total of 25 species of butterflies, belonging to 7 families and 23 genera, for both wet and dry weather condition. It was found out that the dominant family is Pieridae (34.78%), followed by Lyceanidae (18.84%), Danaidae (11.59%), Nymphalidae (8.70%), Hespiridae (4.35%) and Papilionidae (4.35%). The abundance of butterflies in dry weather condition is greater compared to the wet weather condition. The species accumulation was 60.87% in dry weather condition and 39.19% in wet weather condition. In terms of the ecological status of butterflies, there were 57.97% common, 1.45% very common, 4.35% common endemic, 7.25% endemic, 26.09% rare, 2.90% very rare. Torn wings by wind and sharply colored wing markings were observed mostly in the wet weather condition. This is the first butterfly study done in Lipa City, Batangas.
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How to cite this article:
Alma E Nacua, Ken Joseph E Clemente, Cariza Jane M Soriano, Aleine Leilanie B Oro, Nikki Rose N Tosoc, Jeffrey R Manalo, Maria Rowena G Zapanta, Mary Grace DC Empasis, Mark Joseph E Mendoza. The species composition of butterflies (Lepidoptera: Rhopalocera) in Lipa city, Batangas, Philippines. J Entomol Zool Stud 2017;5(2):531-536.
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