Records of new larval host plants of some common butterflies of Bangladesh

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Tahsinur Rahman Shihan
http://orcid.org/0000-0002-1118-092X

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This paper presents the record of Clausena heptaphylla (Roxburgh) Wright & Arn. (Rutaceae) as a new larval host plant for Papilio polytes Linnaeus, 1758 and Papilio demoleus Linnaeus, 1758 (Papilionidae).  Ravenia spectabilis Engl. (Rutaceae) for Papilio demoleus Linnaeus, 1758 (Papilionidae). Hemigraphis hirta (Vahl) T. Anders. (Acanthaceae) is the new recorded host for Junonia almana (Linnaeus, 1758) and Junonia lemonis (Linnaeus, 1758) (Nymphalidae) from Chuadanga, Bangladesh.

 

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Shihan, T.R. 2018. Records of new larval host plants of some common butterflies of Bangladesh. Journal of Threatened Taxa. 10, 2 (Feb. 2018), 11303–11311. DOI:https://doi.org/10.11609/jott.3217.10.2.11303-11311.
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Tahsinur Rahman Shihan, Department of Zoology, Jahangirnagar University, Savar, Dhaka 1342, Bangladesh

Department of Zoology and PhD Researcher

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