Threatened butterflies of central Nepal

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B. Khanal
M.K. Chalise
G.S. Solanki


The study made in different periods in three central districts of Nepal revealed out 19 species of butterflies of different conservation status. The status of all the reported species were found under high threat level which was determined using National Red Data Book of Nepal (1995) and verifying them with the observed field data of 2004 to 2011. The study also assessed the status of Diagora nicevillei nigra Morishita, a nymphalid, which is confined to a narrow pocket in Lalitpur District and is under endangered state.

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