International Journal of Fauna and Biological Studies
2014, Vol. 1 Issue 3, Part A
Checklist and Species Habitat of Butterfly Fauna in Union Council Koaz Bahram Dheri Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Pakistan.
Haroon, Sardar Azhar Mehmood, Muhammad Ather Rafi, Tauseef Ahmad
Butterflies are sensitive to changes in microclimate, temperature, solar radiation, and the availability of host plants for ovipositing and larval development. The present study was conducted in Union Council Koaz Bahram Dheri during July to October 2012. A total of 232 specimens were collected from 12 villages belong to 13 species, 11 genera and 3 families. Family Nymphalidae species are Junonia orithya, Cynthia cardui, Danaus chrysippus, Catopsilia pyranthe, Phalanta phalantha, Junonia almana
and Cercyonis sthenele
.Family Pieridae species are Eurema hecabe, Colias croceus, Catopsilia ponoma, Colotis amata, Pieris canidia
andFamilyPapilionidae only one species Papilio demoleus
were recorded. From the present study it was concluded that the Danaus chrysippus, Eurema hecabe
and Papilio demoleus
is the most common species. The area has rich fauna of butterflies and recommended for further studies.
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Haroon, Sardar Azhar Mehmood, Muhammad Ather Rafi, Tauseef Ahmad. Checklist and Species Habitat of Butterfly Fauna in Union Council Koaz Bahram Dheri Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Pakistan.. Int. J. Fauna Biol. Stud. 2014;1(3):37-39.