Checklist of butterflies (Insecta: Lepidoptera) in Pauri city of Garhwal Himalaya, Uttarakhand, India
Preeti Saini, Koshal Kumar
This study deals with the checklist of order Lepidoptera (Rhopalocera) from, Pauri Garhwal, Himalaya Uttarakhand India. The study was carried out during this pandemic lockdown, to understand the butterfly status in Pauri City from October 2019 to May 2020. 32 species belonging to 27 genera containing 5 families were recorded from 2 sites viz. Kandoliya Road and Gadoli site in Pauri City. The Nymphalidae family was the most dominant among the 5 families, with 16 species, followed by Pieridae comprising of 7 species, Lycaenidae with 6 species, Papilionidae with 2 species and Riodinidae with 1 species. Maximum numbers of butterflies were observed in Gadoli site as compared to Kandoliya.
Preeti Saini, Koshal Kumar. Checklist of butterflies (Insecta: Lepidoptera) in Pauri city of Garhwal Himalaya, Uttarakhand, India. International Journal of Entomology Research, Volume 6, Issue 2, 2021, Pages 161-169