Exploring Butterfly fauna at Takht-e-Nasrati, Karak Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan
Khalid Usman, Hameed Ur Rehman, Khalid Pervaiz, Hakeem Khan, Nisar Ahmad and Baharullah Khattak
This study was conducted to provide baseline fauna for the butterflies of Takht-e-Nusrati Karak region. The butterflies were collected during April-December 2016 from 5 different localities of Takht-e-Nusrati Karak areas. The collected specimens yielded 17 species from families Namphalidae, Papilionidae and Pieridae cover 35%, 12%, and 53% of the butterflies. Family Namphalidae included species Argynnis hyperbius, Cynthia cardui, Ariadne merione, Junonia orithya, Phalanta phalantha and Hipparchia parisati. Family Papilionidae: Catopsilia Pomona, Colias croceus, Colotis etrida, C. protractus, Eumera hecab, Pieris ajaka, P. brassicae, P. rapae and P. napae respectively. While Pieridae included Papilio demoleus and P. polytes only.