Butterflies (Lepidoptera) of Chizami, Phek District, Nagaland, India

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Tshetsholo Naro
Sanjay Sondhi

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The butterflies of Chizami, Phek District of Nagaland, India were documented over a period of three years (2011–2014). This represents the first list of butterfly records from Nagaland after publications by Tytler between 1911 and 1914. Two-hundred-and-twelve (212) species were recorded of which 34 species are legally protected under various schedules of the Wildlife (Protection) Act, 1972. Amongst the many significant records during the survey, two species, the Tawny Emperor Chitoria ulupi ulupi and the Comic Oakblue Arhopala comica were recorded from India after a period of100 years.

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Naro, T. and Sondhi, S. 2014. Butterflies (Lepidoptera) of Chizami, Phek District, Nagaland, India. Journal of Threatened Taxa. 6, 13 (Dec. 2014), 6593–6634. DOI:https://doi.org/10.11609/JoTT.o3995.6593-634.
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Tshetsholo Naro, North East Network, P.O. Chizami, Phek District, Nagaland 797102, India

Tshetsholo Naro (Alo) is a young nature conservationist based in Chizami, Phek District, Nagaland and currently working with an NGO, North East Network (NEN), in its Nature Conservation Education Programme which involves constant engagement with youths and children towards creating a consciousness for conservation. Alo has an enthusiastic interest in studying butterflies and has been identifying butterflies in and around Chizami since 2011; he also has keen interest in nature photography and videography.

Sanjay Sondhi, Titli Trust, 49 Rajpur Road Enclave, Dhoran Khas, Dehradun, Uttarakhand 248001, India

Sanjay Sondhi, Founder Trustee Titli Trust, is a naturalist with an interest in Lepidoptera, herpetofauna and avifauna. He supports conservation research and action and conservation education programs in eastern and western Himalaya.

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