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Diversity of Butterfly (Lepidoptera: Rhopalocera) Fauna of Dibrugarh City in Assam, North East India

Dipjyoti Boruah, Atanu Bora

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J. Bio. Env. Sci.20(5), 19-28, May 2022

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The present study was conducted to delineate the butterfly species diversity in Dibrugarh City, Upper Assam, India. The study was based on opportunistic surveys and photo documentation of butterflies made during 2019 to 2021. A total of 153 species belonging to six families and 23 sub-families were recorded, of which 19 species are legally protected in India under various schedules of Indian Wildlife Protection Act, 1972. The family Nymphalidae was dominant with 56 species, followed by Hesperiidae with 35, Lycaenidae with 32, Pieridae with 15 species, Papilionidae with 14 and Riodinidae with one species. The present study underscores the importance of vegetation growing nearby city areas for conservation of butterflies.

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