A report on the butterfly (Lepidoptera: Rhopalocera) diversity of the Upper Ganga River Ramsar site in Uttar Pradesh, India

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Kritish De
https://orcid.org/0000-0003-1410-7733
Keshav Kumar
https://orcid.org/0000-0003-1503-2059
Amar Paul Singh
https://orcid.org/0000-0002-8692-0427
Virendra Prasad Uniyal
Syed Ainul Hussain

Abstract

This study provides a primary inventory of the butterfly diversity of the Upper Ganga River Ramsar site in Uttar Pradesh, India. The study was carried out in two phases, first in March 2019 and then in November 2019. A total of 44 species of butterflies belonging to 34 genera and five families were seen in the area. The species observed in the study site belonged to the families Hesperiidae (4 genera, 4 species), Lycaenidae (4 genera, 4 species), Nymphalidae (18 genera, 24 species), Papilionidae (2 genera, 4 species), and Pieridae (6 genera, 8 species). Three of these species are legally protected under various schedules of the Indian Wildlife Protection Act (1972).

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De, K., Kumar , K., Singh , A.P., Uniyal , V.P. and Hussain, S.A. 2022. A report on the butterfly (Lepidoptera: Rhopalocera) diversity of the Upper Ganga River Ramsar site in Uttar Pradesh, India. Journal of Threatened Taxa. 14, 4 (Apr. 2022), 20908–20914. DOI:https://doi.org/10.11609/jott.7327.14.4.20908-20914.
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