Butterflies of the Kole Wetlands, a Ramsar Site in Kerala, India

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S. Sarath
E. R. Sreekumar
P. O. Nameer


A study was conducted to understand the diversity and abundance of butterflies of Kole Wetlands. Fifty-eight species in five families were identified.  The relative abundance and seasonal variation in the abundance across the year have been discussed.  The endemism as well as the butterflies listed in the schedules of the Wildlife (Protection) Act, 1972 have also been discussed.

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