publication . Article . 2012

Checklist of butterfly fauna of Kohat, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan

Farzana Perveen; Ayaz Ahmad;
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  • Published: 01 Sep 2012 Journal: Arthropods (issn: 2224-4255, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: International Academy of Ecology and Environmental Sciences
Abstract
The butterflies play dual role, firstly as the pollinator, carries pollen from one flower to another and secondly their larvae act as the pest, injurious to various crops. Their 21 species were identified belonging to 3 different families from Kohat, Pakistan during September-December 2008. The reported families Namphalidae covered 33%, Papilionidae 10%, and Pieridae 57% biodiversity of butterflies of Kohat. In Namphalidae included: species belonging to subfamily Nymphalinae, Indian fritillary, Argynnis hyperbius Linnaeus; common castor, Ariadne merione (Cramer); painted lady, Cynthia cardui (Linnaeus); peacock pansy, Junonia almanac Linnaeus; blue pansy, J. ori...
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free text keywords: butterflies, Kohat, Namphalidae, Papilionidae, Pieridae, wingspans, Zoology, QL1-991
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