Butterflies (Lepidoptera) of Chizami, Phek District, Nagaland, India

Tshetsholo Naro, Sanjay Sondhi

Abstract


The butterflies of Chizami, Phek District of Nagaland, India were documented over a period of three years (2011–2014). This represents the first list of butterfly records from Nagaland after publications by Tytler between 1911 and 1914. Two-hundred-and-twelve (212) species were recorded of which 34 species are legally protected under various schedules of the Wildlife (Protection) Act, 1972. Amongst the many significant records during the survey, two species, the Tawny Emperor Chitoria ulupi ulupi and the Comic Oakblue Arhopala comica were recorded from India after a period of100 years.

Keywords


Butterfly diversity, checklist, Chizami, Arhopala comica, inventory, Lepidoptera, Nagaland, record, Chitoria ulupi.

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