International Journal of Entomology Research

International Journal of Entomology Research


International Journal of Entomology Research
International Journal of Entomology Research
Vol. 7, Issue 2 (2022)

Evenness, dominance and diversity of butterflies in Palani hills of Western Ghats


Dinesh Raja J, Melba Priyadharshini A, Sadiq Bukhari A

The current research has done in Palani Hills of Western Ghats (Southern Part) in Tamilnadu. It was conversed as a global biodiversity hotspots that includes by the Tamilnadu Forest Department and Ministry of Environment, Forest, Climate Change, Govt of India, proposed Kodaikkanal hills as a Wildlife Sanctuary. We have identified and surveyed the Dominance, Diversity and Evenness of the Butterfly Species in various Ecological Spots such as river bank, crop area and forest area on the months of 2018 – December to march – 2019. There are 92 species, from 65 genera and 5 families has been recorded. The Species Diversity and abundance have been observed and recorded maximum in the months of March to May and reduced it to the minimum numbers in 2018 – December to 2019 - January. The Forest area Eco Habitats had a highest species variety, while the river bank habitat had a larger number of butterfly species; crop area had the minimum diversity of butterfly individuals and richness occupied in the particular habitats. The endemism and the flying period of certain species of butterfly and their dispersal range within the habitats with and their nectar source plants have been recorded. Studies were also done to enhance the status of butterfly species and its importance to the Biodiversity Conservation.
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How to cite this article:
Dinesh Raja J, Melba Priyadharshini A, Sadiq Bukhari A. Evenness, dominance and diversity of butterflies in Palani hills of Western Ghats. International Journal of Entomology Research, Volume 7, Issue 2, 2022, Pages 126-134
International Journal of Entomology Research