Temporal Pattern of Butterfly Distribution in India: A Case Study

M. Barwa, M.M. Ranga, A. Banerjee

Abstract



The present study was aimed to assess the diversity, distribution of butterflies on temporal scale along with to assessment of the influence of temperature on butterfly diversity at varied sites of Sanjay park, Ambikapur, Chattisgarh. The present investigation were undertaken during June 2015 to April 2016. The geographical area of the park was divided into five Zones depending upon the physical features. Data were recorded during Monsoon, winter, Summer seasons. During the entire study period 20 species of butterfly were recorded from five study sites at Sanjay Park. Butterfly diversity at Sanjay Park represented four families which includes Nymphalidae, Papiolionidae, Pieridae And Lycaenidae. Nymphalidae were found to be the most predominant over the other butterfly families. Practices such as monoplantation of flowering plants at different seasons, higher level of anthropogenic influence were found to be the significant factor to influence the butterfly diversity and distribution at Sanjay Park. Proper management practices needs to be implemented to protect the diversity of butterfly at the concerned study site.

Keywords


Nymphallidae, diversity, seasonal variation, Temperature, India

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