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Checklist of butterfly (Insecta: Lepidoptera) fauna of Tehsil Tangi, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan

Farzana Khan Perveen; Haroon;
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  • Published: 01 Dec 2015 Journal: Arthropods (issn: 2224-4255, eissn: 2224-4255, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: International Academy of Ecology and Environmental Sciences
Abstract
The butterflies (Insecta: Lepidoptera)are well known insects, play an important role in the ecosystem as bioindicators and pollinators. They have bright colours, remarkable shapes and supple flight. The present study was conducted to prepare the checklist of butterfly fauna of Tehsil Tangi during August, 2014 to May, 2015. A total of 506 specimens were collected belong to 3 families with 18 genera and 23 species. The collected species are the common or lemon emigrant, Catopsila ponoma Fabricius; mottled emigrant, Catopsilia pyranthe Linnaeus; clouded yellow, Colias fieldii Fabricius; common grass yellow, Eurema hecabe Linnaeus; eastern pale clouded yellow butter...
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free text keywords: butterfly fauna, Nymphalidae, Papilionidae, Pieridae, Tehsil Tangi, Zoology, QL1-991
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