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Butterfly (Lepidoptera) Fauna of Krishnarajanagar Town, Mysore District, Karnataka

Journal: International Journal of Environment, Agriculture and Biotechnology (Vol.6, No. 6)

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Page : 127-134

Keywords : plants in the study area;

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A study was conducted to record the diversity of butterflies at Krishnarajanagara town of Mysore District over a period of six months from September 2019 to March 2020. Present survey was carried out in selected natural and man-made (parks) habitats of Krishnarajanagara town. A total of 1,147 individuals were recorded, photographed and identified which included 46 genera and 60 species belonging to five families. The relative abundance of butterflies of different families such as the Nymphalidae family was 43.33%, followed by families Lycaenidae, Hesperidae, Pieridae and Papilionidae representing 18.33%, 15%, 13.33% and 10% in the study area respectively. Results indicated that Eurema hecabe was the most dominant species followed by Ypthima huebneri, Catopsilia ponoma, and Junonia lemonias in the study area. Dominance of these species can be explained by the presence of their larval and host plants in the study area.

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