Diversity and endemism of butterflies of montane forests of Eravikulam National Park in the Western Ghats, India

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E. R. Sreekumar
http://orcid.org/0000-0002-1829-9130
S. Nikhil
http://orcid.org/0000-0002-9647-3253
K. G. Ajay
http://orcid.org/0000-0001-6622-0506
P. O. Nameer
http://orcid.org/0000-0001-7110-6740

Abstract

 In a study on the diversity and abundance of butterflies of montane forests of Eravikulam National Park in the Western Ghats, southern India, 85 species of butterflies belonging to six families were recorded.  This include eight species of butterflies that are endemic to the Western Ghats and one Near-Threatened species according to IUCN Red List of Threatened Species.  The family Nymphalidae, the brush-footed butterflies, was the major group of butterflies seen in the montane forests of Eravikulam National Park. 

 

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Sreekumar, E.R., Nikhil, S., Ajay, K.G. and Nameer, P.O. 2018. Diversity and endemism of butterflies of montane forests of Eravikulam National Park in the Western Ghats, India. Journal of Threatened Taxa. 10, 9 (Aug. 2018), 12235–12246. DOI:https://doi.org/10.11609/jott.4201.10.9.12235-12246.
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