Butterflies of Vidarbha region, Maharashtra State, central India

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A.D. Tiple


Vidarbha region of Maharashtra State, India, is gifted with diverse butterfly habitats. A comprehensive review of various studies on butterflies from this region was carried out. Based on all previous studies, approximately 167 species of butterflies, belonging to 90 genera representing five families were reported. Besides this, seven species reported from the region by previous workers appear to be unusual records for the Vidarbha region. These are treated separately. Out of the 167 species of butterflies, 14 species are included in the protected category of the Indian Wild Life (Protection) Act, 1972.

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