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Research Article

Year : 2015 | Volume: 8 | Issue: 3 | Pages: 125-131

Studies on diversity, seasonality, habitat and host plant specificity of
butterflies (Family:Papilionidae) in the Nilgiri hills, Southern western ghats,
Tamilnadu, India

N.B. Rajeswari1*, 2

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N.B. Rajeswari*

Research and Development Centre, Bharathiar University, Coimbatore

  • 1. Research and Development Centre, Bharathiar University, Coimbatore

Received on: 07/05/2016

Revised on: 07/05/2016

Accepted on: 07/05/2016

Published on: 07/05/2016

  • N.B. Rajeswari, (2015), Studies on diversity, seasonality, habitat and host plant specificity of
    butterflies (Family:Papilionidae) in the Nilgiri hills, Southern western ghats,
    Tamilnadu, India. Scientific Transactions in Environment and Technovation, 8(3): 125-131. doi: 10

Abstract

Survey was conducted from March 2012 to February 2014 by using line transect method in Nilgiri hills. A total of 18 species of butterflies belonged to the family papilionidae were recorded. The study of seasonal variation revealed that 18 species were recorded throughout the year.

Keywords

Butterflies, Papilionidae, diversity, seasonal, habitat, larval host plants, nectar plants