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Applied Ecology and Environmental Sciences. 2020, 8(5), 315-318
DOI: 10.12691/aees-8-5-19
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Diversity of Butterflies from Different Agroecosystem with Their Host Plants in Namakkal District, Tamil Nadu, India

Kanimozhi C.1, V. Ramesh.1, , P.C. Pathania2 and A. Rameshkumar2

1Department of Zoology, Nehru Memorial College (Affiliated with Bharathidasan University), Puthanampatti -621007, Tamil Nadu, India

2Zoological Survey of India, M-Block, New Alipore-700053, Kolkata, West Bengal, India

Pub. Date: August 04, 2020

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Kanimozhi C., V. Ramesh., P.C. Pathania and A. Rameshkumar. Diversity of Butterflies from Different Agroecosystem with Their Host Plants in Namakkal District, Tamil Nadu, India. Applied Ecology and Environmental Sciences. 2020; 8(5):315-318. doi: 10.12691/aees-8-5-19


Butterflies are the most fascinating group of insects which belong to the insect order Lepidoptera, under the phylum Arthropoda. In India, 1501 butterfly species, from 5 different families, viz., Papilionidae, Pieridae, Lycaenidae, Nymphalidae and Hesperiidae which include nearly 100 endemic species. The main objective of the present study is to document the butterfly species diversity in Namakkal district and also record how the agroecosystem plays a major role to complete butterflies lifecycle. The Diversity of butterflies in different agricultural field is observed during the period between October 2016 and November 2017. A total of 60 species under 40 genera and 5 families were recorded. During the course of investigation, surveys have been carried out to study the various groups of butterflies with their abundance and distribution and also to assess the preferred host-plants in agricultural lands of surrounding areas in Namakkal district, Tamil Nadu, India.

lepidoptera diversity host plants agroecosystem India

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