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Indian Journal of Agricultural Research, volume 51 issue 1 (february 2017) : 32-37

Butterfly diversity and distribution in Bloomsdale research farm of ICAR-CIARI, Port Blair, South Andaman

P. Simhachalam*, R.K. Gautam, Ajanta Birah, V. Baskaran, S. Dam Roy
1<p>Division of Horticulture and Forestry, ICAR-Central Island Agricultural Research Institute,&nbsp;Port Blair, Andaman and Nicobar Island 744105, India.</p>
Cite article:- Simhachalam* P., Gautam R.K., Birah Ajanta, Baskaran V., Roy Dam S. (2017). Butterfly diversity and distribution in Bloomsdale research farmof ICAR-CIARI, Port Blair, South Andaman . Indian Journal of Agricultural Research. 51(1): 32-37. doi: 10.18805/ijare.v51i1.7058.

Complete floral and faunal information is required to preserve the biodiversity of research fields and adjacent forest. In this respect, a preliminary study of butterfly diversity of the proposed research farm and adjacent forest area in Bloomsdale Research Farm, South Andaman was carried out during 2011-12. A total of 40 species of butterflies belonging to 35 genera of five families were recorded. The distribution of 40 species of butterflies in different families was found in the sequence of Nymphalidae followed by Lycaenidae, Pieridae, Papilionidae and Hesperiidae. 

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