International Journal of Fauna and Biological Studies

Volume 1, Issue 5

Three new records of butterfly from university of Chittagong and Shahjalal University of science and technology in Bangladesh

Author(s): Md Kawsar Khan

Abstract: Butterflies are considered one of the most studied orders of class Insecta. However, the butterfly fauna of Bangladesh are not well documented. The current research was carried out from March 2014 to July 2014 with an aim to document new species to contribute and update the butterfly checklist of Bangladesh. From the butterfly survey in different regions of Bangladesh, three new butterflies were recorded as distribution. Arhopala agaba agaba Hewitson, 1862 (Purple-Glazed Oakblue) and Deudorix epijarbas amatius Fruhstorfer,1912 (Cornelian) were documented from University of Chittagong (CU) campus whereas Delias acalis Godart, 1819 (Red Breasted Jezebel) was recorded from Shahjalal University of Science and Technology (SUST) campus.

Fig: Arhopala agaba agaba Hewitson, 1862 (Purple-Glazed Oakblue)

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