Observations on butterflies of non-protected areas of Titabar, Assam, India

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Abhijit Konwar
Manashi Bortamuly


This paper depicts the result of two years study from 2014 to 2016 in non-protected areas on butterflies of Titabar (26.588 N & 94.187 E), Assam, India.  During the study period, a total of 158 species of butterflies distributed in six families were recorded, out of which 29 belong to the family Hesperiidae, 17 to Pieridae, 11 to Papilionidae, 38 to Lycaenidae, two to Riodinidae, and 61 to Nymphalidae.  Fourteen ‘rare’ species were recorded during the survey as per Evans (1932) such as Athyma ranga, Arhopala paraganesa, Caltoris cormasa, and Appias nero.  This indicates the importance of the study and the need for conservation of butterflies of non-protected area of Titabar subdivision in upper Assam.

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Abhijit Konwar, Department of Wildlife and Biodiversity Conservation, North Orissa University, Baripada, Odisha 757003, India.

Present Address: Animal Behaviour Programme, School of Natural Sciences and Engineering, National Institute of Advanced Studies, Indian Institute of Science Campus, Bangalore, India-560012

Manashi Bortamuly, Department of Zoology, Nanda Nath Saikia College, Titabar, Assam 785630, India.

Present Address: Department of Zoology, Nanda Nath Saikia College, Titabar, Assam, India-785630


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