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The butterfly diversity of four sacred groves in Goa, viz., Nirankarachi Rai, Alvatinichi Rai, Mharinginichi Rai and Azobhachi Rai was selected for study purposes.Â A total of 33 species belonging to 31 genera were observed which accounts for about 13% of the species recorded from Goa.Â The Family Nymphalidae dominated with a high number of species with maximum diversity in Mharinginichi Rai.Â It is concluded that further studies on groves from different habitats will significantly increase this number.ÂÂ
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