Checklist of butterflies from Ikhara and Kanchan fort peaks of Satmala range, northern Western Ghats, India
Ravindrakumar D Patil
The area from Satmala range of Northern Western Ghats including two peaks was surveyed to report presence of butterfly species. Butterflies are the members of insect order Lepidoptera act as bioindicator to predict habitat quality. A total 49 butterfly species belong to 23 genera and 5 families were recorded in present study. The study revealed Nymphalidae as a richest family with 17 species which was followed by Lycaenidae (13 species), Pieridae (12 species) Papilionidae (6 species) and Hesperiidae with a single species. This study appears significant to provide baseline data for an estimation of butterfly diversity of the area along all 14 peaks of Satmala range and consequently Northern Western Ghats.
Ravindrakumar D Patil. Checklist of butterflies from Ikhara and Kanchan fort peaks of Satmala range, northern Western Ghats, India. International Journal of Entomology Research, Volume 7, Issue 4, 2022, Pages 33-38