International Journal of Entomology Research

International Journal of Entomology Research


International Journal of Entomology Research
International Journal of Entomology Research
Vol. 6, Issue 2 (2021)

Butterflies and their correlation with the nectar host plants in the Pavagadh hill, Panchmahal district, Gujarat


Lakshmi S Pillai, Dolly Kumar

The present study was carried out in Pavagadh Hill from January 2017 to December 2019 to provide information regarding butterfly species and their nectar host plant relationships. A total 20 butterfly species belonging to four families and 22 prominent nectar host plants were identified. It was found that visits of butterflies were more frequent to flowers to flowers with tubular corollas than to flowers with non-tubular corollas. The proboscis length of butterflies varied with species to species but there is a perfect match with the length of corolla for the foraging activity. The floral visits of butterflies contribute to pollination in plants. Hence there is mutualistic relationship is existing between butterflies and plant species. Moreover, the findings of this study definitely provide some basic knowledge for uplifting and maintaining butterfly parks or gardens.
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How to cite this article:
Lakshmi S Pillai, Dolly Kumar. Butterflies and their correlation with the nectar host plants in the Pavagadh hill, Panchmahal district, Gujarat. International Journal of Entomology Research, Volume 6, Issue 2, 2021, Pages 55-60
International Journal of Entomology Research