A partial checklist of moths (Lepidoptera) of Dehradun, Mussoorie and Devalsari in Garhwal, Uttarakhand, India

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Yash Sondhi
http://orcid.org/0000-0002-7704-3944
Sanjay Sondhi
http://orcid.org/0000-0002-3970-6858

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Two-hundred-and-forty-eight species of moths were recorded during surveys conducted over 40 nights in Dehradun and Mussoorie in Dehradun District and Devalsari in Tehri Garhwal District in Uttarakhand.

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Sondhi, Y. and Sondhi, S. 2016. A partial checklist of moths (Lepidoptera) of Dehradun, Mussoorie and Devalsari in Garhwal, Uttarakhand, India. Journal of Threatened Taxa. 8, 5 (May 2016), 8756–8776. DOI:https://doi.org/10.11609/jott.2814.8.5.8756-8776.
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Yash Sondhi, Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, CET Campus, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala 695016, India Titli Trust, Villa 49, Rajpur Road Enclave, Dhoran Khas, Dehradun, Uttarakhand 248001, India

Yash Sondhi is an integrated Masters student at Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER) Trivandrum in his 4th year. He has been interested on Lepidoptera taxonomy since his childhood and is now focusing on taxonomy and behavior of Indian moths. He is also a member of Titli Trust, Dehradun.  

 

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

Sanjay Sondhi is a Dehradun-based naturalist, and Founder Trustee, Titli Trust, Dehradun (www.titlitrust.com).  He works on conservation research and action, and conservation education in the Himalaya, with a special focus on Lepidoptera. 

 

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