Vol. 2, Issue 5 (2017)
Diversity of butterflies (Order: Lepidoptera) in West Bengal State University Campus, West Bengal, India
Author(s): Samir Kumar Saha
Abstract: The West Bengal State University (WBSU) campus, West Bengal, India is located in the midst of flora and fauna. An attempt has been taken to study the diversity and abundance of butterflies in West Bengal State University (WBSU) campus. A total of 61 genera were recorded under five families from the study area from July 2017 to September, 2017. The family Nymphalidae with 20 genera followed by family lycaenidae with 14 genera, family Hesperiidae 12 genera, family pieridae with 8 generawith, and 7 genera belongs to family Papilionidae were recorded inside campus area. As 61 genera of butterflies recorded within a short span of time, it can be presumed to have a good diversity of species which may be attributed to the plan of biodiversity restoration in our campus and development of management strategies so as to ensure sustenance of butterflies and ecosystem services derived from them.
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