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Int. Journal of Life Sciences, 2019; 7(1): 77-82      |                   Available online, March 28, 2019

Butterfly diversity of Botanical garden of Sangameshwar College and Urban habitats, Solapur district, Maharashtra, India

 

Bagale Mahananda, Deshmane Shweta, Patil Satish and Rokade Asha

 

Department of Zoology, Sangameshwar College, Solapur, MS, India

Email – bagalejyoti6@gmail.com

 

Received : 23.01.2019   |  Accepted : 15.02.2019    |   Published : 28.03.2019

Butterflies are indicators to climate change and environmental degradation. They are important food chain components of birds, reptiles spiders and predatory insects. They are valuable pollinators in the local environment and help in pollinating more than 50 economically important crops (Borges et al., 2003). This paper deals with made to document the diversity of butterflies in botanical garden of Sangameshwar College and urban habitats, Solapur district, Maharashtra, India. A total 23 species of butterflies were recorded during the study period. One species was recorded from super family Hesperioidea and 22 species were recorded from super family Papilionoidea. Among the super family Papilionoidea. Family Nymphalidae dominated the list with 10 species and one species was found to be listed under in wildlife (protection) Act, 1972. Followed by Papilionidae and Pieridae with 5 species and Lycaenidae with 2 species. The present study will encourage the conservation of butterfly species in an area.

 

Key words: Butterflies Biodiversity, Botanical garden, Sangameshwar College, urban habitats, Solapur.

 

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Editor: Dr.Arvind Chavhan

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Cite this article as:

Bagale Mahananda, Deshmane Shweta, Patil Satish and Rokade Asha (2019) Butterfly diversity of Botanical garden of Sangameshwar College and Urban habitats, Solapur district, Maharashtra, India, Int. J. of. Life Sciences, Volume 7(1): 77-82. 

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Acknowledgements

The authors are thankful to the Principal, Dr. Mrs. S. V. Rajmanya, Sangameshwar College, Solapur for providing facilities during survey.

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Conflicts of interest: The authors stated that no conflicts of interest.

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Copyright: © 2019 | Author(s), This is an open access article under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-Non-Commercial - No Derives License, which permits use and distribution in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited, the use is non-commercial and no modifications or adaptations are made.

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