Reporting of butterflies which are pests to food plants, from Uploan, Kalaburagi district, Karnataka
Kavya K Saraf, Dr. Murali Jadesh
We always consider butterflies are useful insects. Yes, they are but there are few butterflies which are pests to few food plants. In India there are 15 species of butterflies which are recorded as pests. In this paper an attempt was made to list the butterflies which are pests to food plants from Uploan nature camp, Kalaburagi district, Karnataka, India. A total of nine species are recorded from research station, Uploan; belonging to five families of order Lepidoptera.