Volume 1 (Issue 1)

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Research paper

Species Diversity of Butterflies in Some Districts of Kashmir

Manzoor Ahmad Ganaie*, Azad Gull, Misba Fayaz

MAG: Department of Zoology, Government Model Science College, Jiwaji University, Gwalior, Madhya Pradesh 474011, India

AG: Central Sericultural Research & Training Institute, Central Silk Board, Mysuru, Karnataka 570008, India

MF: Department of Sericulture, Raiganj University, Raiganj, West Bengal 733134, India


*Corresponding author: Manzoor Ahmad Ganaie; Email: ganaiemanzoor59@gmail.com

DOI:

Received: 

29 October 2021

Published:

02 December 2021

Cite as: Ganaie, M.A., Gull, A., Fayaz, M. (2021). Species Diversity of Butterflies in Some Districts of Kashmir. Inventum Biologicum, 1(1), 9-14. https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.5805008

Abstract

Butterflies are regarded as the emblem of magnificence and elegance, because of their diurnal environment they are known as superlative insects. The butterflies are light in color and having amusing figure and their well-designed flights give enjoyment to everyone. Butterflies form a significant part of biodiversity; however, these beautiful living beings are in an existent risk because of numerous progressive actions towards the development protuberant to habitation alterations. Hence, the study was steered to come across the species diversity of butterfly fauna of some districts in Kashmir (J&K UT) from March to August, 2013 taken on the varied territories like parks, upper areas, parks, highlands, jungles, orchids, areas which are rich in vegetation, exposed fields, areas of farming and other cultivated places in different districts selected for the study. Rich diversity of butterflies was found in the localities of some districts where very dense vegetation, flowering plants and higher tress are present. Throughout the study time 44 types of butterflies with seven families having 38 genera were found. From the results it was found that Family Nymphalidae contributed utmost number of butterfly species.

Keywords:

Butterflies, Lepidoptera, Diversity, Insect families, Kashmir

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Funding Information

This research did not receive any specific grant from funding agencies in the public, commercial, or not-for-profit sectors.

Declaration of Conflict

The authors declare that they have no known competing financial interests or personal relationships that could have appeared to influence the work reported in this paper.