The butterfly (Insecta: Lepidoptera) diversity of four sacred groves of Goa, India

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Kiran Gaude
M. K. Janarthanam

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The butterfly diversity of four sacred groves in Goa, viz., Nirankarachi Rai, Alvatinichi Rai, Mharinginichi Rai and Azobhachi Rai was selected for study purposes.  A total of 33 species belonging to 31 genera were observed which accounts for about 13% of the species recorded from Goa.  The Family Nymphalidae dominated with a high number of species with maximum diversity in Mharinginichi Rai.  It is concluded that further studies on groves from different habitats will significantly increase this number. 

 

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Gaude, K. and Janarthanam, M.K. 2015. The butterfly (Insecta: Lepidoptera) diversity of four sacred groves of Goa, India. Journal of Threatened Taxa. 7, 12 (Oct. 2015), 7927–7932. DOI:https://doi.org/10.11609/JoTT.o4228.7927-32.
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