Butterflies of Amrabad Tiger Reserve, Telangana, India

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Deepa Jaiswal
B. Bharath
M. Karuthapandi
Shrikant Jadhav
S. Prabakaran
S. Rehanuma Sulthana


The butterfly diversity of Amrabad Tiger Reserve was assessed from March 2018 to February 2021. A total of 106 species belonging to the families Nymphalidae (36 species), Lycaenidae (30 species), Pieridae (18 species), Hesperiidae (14 species), and Papilionidae (8 species) were recorded. Of these, 12 species belonged to the Schedules I, II & IV of the Indian Wildlife Protection Act, and four were common in this region.

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