Status, abundance and habitat preference of butterflies (Insecta: Lepidoptera) in Chittagong University Campus, Chittagong, Bangladesh

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Ibrahim Khalil Al Haidar
http://orcid.org/0000-0002-1011-0882
M. Mizanur Rahman
http://orcid.org/0000-0003-3054-1783
M. Farid Ahsan
http://orcid.org/0000-0003-4703-1851
M. Ariful Islam
http://orcid.org/0000-0002-7211-9890

Abstract

A study was conducted on the butterflies of the Chittagong University Campus (CUC), Bangladesh between March 2014 and May 2015.  A total of 142 species of butterflies belonging to 87 genera and six families (Hesperiidae, Papilionidae, Pieridae, Lycaenidae, Riodinidae and Nymphalidae) were recorded from the CUC during the study period.  Family Nymphalidae comprised the highest number of species followed by Lycaenidae, Hesperiidae, Pieridae, Papilionidae and Riodinidae.  The abundance of this species stated in terms of very common, common, uncommon, rare and very rare.  The butterflies used different types of habitat (viz., grass land, crop land, open forest, scrub forest, dense forest and bamboo patch) and among all, scrub forests were the most preferred habitat.  Mud puddling of 35 species were also observed.  Five species of butterflies (Ampittia dioscorides, Matapa purpurascens, Polytremis eltola, Unkana ambasa and Ypthima ceylonica) were recorded for the first time in Bangladesh.

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Haidar, I.K.A., Rahman, M.M., Ahsan, M.F. and Islam, M.A. 2017. Status, abundance and habitat preference of butterflies (Insecta: Lepidoptera) in Chittagong University Campus, Chittagong, Bangladesh. Journal of Threatened Taxa. 9, 3 (Mar. 2017), 9988–10003. DOI:https://doi.org/10.11609/jott.2213.9.3.9988-10003.
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Ibrahim Khalil Al Haidar, Department of Zoology, University of Chittagong, Chittagong 4331, Bangladesh

MS student
Department of Zoology
University of Chittagong
Chittagong, Bangladesh

M. Mizanur Rahman, Department of Zoology, University of Chittagong, Chittagong 4331, Bangladesh

MS student
Department of Zoology
University of Chittagong
Chittagong, Bangladesh

M. Farid Ahsan, Department of Zoology, University of Chittagong, Chittagong 4331, Bangladesh

Professor
Department of Zoology
University of Chittagong
Chittagong, Bangladesh

M. Ariful Islam, Department of Zoology, University of Chittagong, Chittagong 4331, Bangladesh

B Sc student
Department of Zoology
University of Chittagong
Chittagong, Bangladesh

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