Species Diversity and Seasonal Variation of Butterfly Fauna in Thankot and Syuchatar VDC of Kathmandu Valley, Nepal

Authors

  • Gita Thapa
  • Daya Ram Bhusal Central Department of Zoology

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.3126/jnhm.v24i1.2229

Keywords:

Acreidae, Libytheidae, Nymphalidae, Seasonal variation, Troides aeacus..

Abstract

Diversity of butterfly was studied in Thankot and Syuchatar VDCs of Kathmandu District, during June 2007-March 2008. A total of 43 species of butterflies belonging to 32 genera and 9 families were recorded with Nymphalidae as the most commonly recorded family and Libytheidae and Acreidae are the least represented families. The species were collected in summer and winter seasons. Bushes, cultivated land, open field and forest were selected to study the habitats of butterflies. Bushes were found to be the most preferable habitat. Seasonal variation was also observed in some species. Three species namely Ypthima baldus, Ypthima nareda and Precis iphita showed color variation. Troides aeacus, a CITES listed species was also observed in this region. 

Key words: Acreidae; Libytheidae; Nymphalidae; Seasonal variation; Troides aeacus.. 

Journal of Natural History Museum

Vol. 24, 2009,

Page: 9-15

 

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Gita Thapa

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Daya Ram Bhusal, Central Department of Zoology

Professor, Central Department of Zoology, Institute of Science and Technology, Tribhuvan University, Kirtipur, Kathmandu

Published

2009-10-09

How to Cite

Thapa, G., & Bhusal, D. R. (2009). Species Diversity and Seasonal Variation of Butterfly Fauna in Thankot and Syuchatar VDC of Kathmandu Valley, Nepal. Journal of Natural History Museum, 24(1), 9–15. https://doi.org/10.3126/jnhm.v24i1.2229

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