Butterflies of Kerala Agricultural University (KAU) campus, Thrissur, Kerala, India

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K.S. Aneesh
C.K. Adarsh
P.O. Nameer


The present study was conducted to understand the species richness of butterflies in the Kerala Agricultural University main campus. The area lies between 10032 -10033 N and 76016-76017 E and is located very close to the Peechi-Vazhani Wildlife Sanctuary. A total of 139 species in six families were recorded from the campus. Family Nymphalidae dominated with 44 species followed by Lycaenidae (35), Hesperiidae (34), Pieridae (13), Papilionidae (12) and Riodinidae (1)

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