Seasonal and Altitudinal Diversity of Butterflies in Eastern Siwalik of Nepal

  • Daya Ram Bhusal Central Department of Zoology
  • Bhaiya Khanal Natural History Museum, Swayambhu, Kathmandu, Nepal
Keywords: Altitudinal, diversity, seasonal, abundance, species richness

Abstract

Study on butterfly diversity at Churiya range of eastern Nepal in winter and spring was conducted during December 1999 to May 2000. Collection sites ranged from < 250 to >1150 m in altitude where a total of 40 species of butterflies belonging to 28 genera and eight families were recorded. Both of seasonal and altitudinal effects on the abundance of butterflies were noticed in the area. Species richness increased with upcoming warmer spring days at low and midland areas while decreased in higher elevations.

Key words: Altitudinal; diversity; seasonal; abundance; species richness

Journal of Natural History Museum Vol. 23, 2008 Page 82-87

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Author Biographies

Daya Ram Bhusal, Central Department of Zoology
Professor; Central Department of Zoology, Tribhuvan University, Kathmandu, Nepal.
Bhaiya Khanal, Natural History Museum, Swayambhu, Kathmandu, Nepal
Officer; Natural Hitory Museum, Swayambhu, Kathmandu, Nepal
Published
2009-06-04
How to Cite
Bhusal, D., & Khanal, B. (2009). Seasonal and Altitudinal Diversity of Butterflies in Eastern Siwalik of Nepal. Journal of Natural History Museum, 23, 82-87. https://doi.org/10.3126/jnhm.v23i0.1843
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