Butterfly fauna of Baghmundi, Purulia, West Bengal, India: a preliminary checklist

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Supriya Samanta
http://orcid.org/0000-0002-6727-0609
Dipanwita Das
http://orcid.org/0000-0002-9875-7073
Sudipta Mandal
http://orcid.org/0000-0002-4411-6780

Abstract

The butterfly diversity of Baghmundi, Purulia District (22.600–23.500N & 85.750–86.650E), West Bengal, India was studied from January 2014 to December 2015 with photographic documentation.  A total of 54 butterfly species were recorded representing 39 genera in six families.  Nymphalidae was the most dominant family with 46.3% of the total species.  As this is the first report of butterfly diversity from this region, the present study may help in planning conservation strategies and generate awareness among the local people and government authorities to save wildlife and their habitats.

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Samanta, S., Das, D. and Mandal, S. 2017. Butterfly fauna of Baghmundi, Purulia, West Bengal, India: a preliminary checklist. Journal of Threatened Taxa. 9, 5 (May 2017), 10198–10207. DOI:https://doi.org/10.11609/jott.2841.9.5.10198-10207.
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Supriya Samanta, J.K. College, Purulia P.O., Purulia District, West Bengal 723101, India


 

Dipanwita Das, J.K. College, Purulia P.O., Purulia District, West Bengal 723101, India & Bagnan College, Khalore, Bagnan P.O., Howrah, West Bengal 711303, India

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR,

DEPARTMENT OF ZOOLOGY,

J. K. College, Purulia, West Bengal, India

Sudipta Mandal, Bangabasi College, 19, Rajkumar Chakraborty Sarani, Kolkata, West Bengal 700009, India

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR,

DEPARTMENT OF ZOOLOGY

DASARATHA DEB MEMORIAL COLLEGE

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