Early stages and larval host plants of some northeastern Indian butterflies

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Tarun Karmakar
http://orcid.org/0000-0001-9085-4891
R. Nitin
http://orcid.org/0000-0002-9474-7951
Vivek Sarkar
Sarika Baidya
http://orcid.org/0000-0003-4345-8049
Subhajit Mazumder
V. K. Chandrasekharan
Rudraprasad Das
G.S. Girish Kumar
http://orcid.org/0000-0003-4922-5182
Swapnil Lokhande
Joyce Veino
http://orcid.org/0000-0002-1728-8181
Lightson Veino
http://orcid.org/0000-0003-3822-0407
Rakoveine Veino
http://orcid.org/0000-0002-3037-579X
Zeeshan Mirza
http://orcid.org/0000-0003-1685-9816
Rajesh V. Sanap
http://orcid.org/0000-0002-7058-3470
Bimal Sarkar
Krushnamegh Kunte
http://orcid.org/0000-0002-3860-6118

Abstract

Eastern Himalaya and northeastern India are part of two global biodiversity hotspots, yet the critical butterfly-plant associations and early stages of most butterfly species in this region are poorly recorded.  We have reported early stages and larval host plants of 78 butterfly species, some of which are rare and endemic, providing specific information on spatial and temporal details associated with these records.  These records contribute region-specific information on Indian butterflies, which may be useful in basic ecological and conservation studies in the future.

 

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Karmakar, T., Nitin, R., Sarkar, V., Baidya, S., Mazumder, S., Chandrasekharan, V.K., Das, R., Kumar, G.G., Lokhande, S., Veino, J., Veino, L., Veino, R., Mirza, Z., Sanap, R.V., Sarkar, B. and Kunte, K. 2018. Early stages and larval host plants of some northeastern Indian butterflies. Journal of Threatened Taxa. 10, 6 (May 2018), 11780–11799. DOI:https://doi.org/10.11609/jott.3169.10.6.11780-11799.
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