New Lycaenid butterfly records from Jammu & Kashmir, India

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Shakha Sharma
http://orcid.org/0000-0003-1054-6691
Neeraj Sharma
http://orcid.org/0000-0002-6196-9160

Abstract

The butterfly surveys were conducted across different regions of Jammu province right from southern alluvial plains of Chenab and Ravi to Great Himalayas through Shiwaliks and Pir-Panjal mountains during June 2016 to February 2018. The areas covered included  Kalidhar and Dalhori  forests, district Rajouri (west), Mansar-Surinsar-Manwal range, districts Jammu, Samba and Udhampur (south), Mansar-Manwal, Billawar-Basoholi-Bani, district Kathua (east), Bhaderwah, district Doda (north), and Paddar in district Kishtwar (northeast) within an elevational range of 320 m to 3200 m (Fig. 1). During the explorations, we observed eight Lycaenid butterfly species previously not recorded from the state of Jammu and Kashmir.

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Sharma, S. and Sharma, N. 2018. New Lycaenid butterfly records from Jammu & Kashmir, India. Journal of Threatened Taxa. 10, 7 (Jun. 2018), 11984–11987. DOI:https://doi.org/10.11609/jott.4046.10.7.11984-11987.
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Neeraj Sharma, Institute of Mountain Environment, University of Jammu, Bhaderwah, Jammu & Kashmir 182222, India

Assistant Professor

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