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Butterflies of District Hoshiarpur, Punjab, India


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1 Village Sibbochack, P/O Hajipur, Teh-Mukerian, Hosiarpur, Punjab, India
2 Department of Zoology and Environmental Sciences, Punjabi University, Patiala, Punjab, India

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Hoshiarpur district has been recognized as one of the biodiversity rich pockets in the Punjab Shivaliks. The district shares a boundary with Kangra district, and Una district of Himachal Pradesh in the northeast. The district was extensively explored by conducting ramdom sampling surveys from 2013 to 2015. 81 species Papilionidae (5 species), Pieridae (15) Nymphalidae (31), Lycaenidae (20) and Hesperiidae (10) of butterflies were recorded. Of these seven species are new records for the state.

Keywords

Shivaliks, Kandi Area, Microendemic Zones, Biodiversity.
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Varinder Singh
Village Sibbochack, P/O Hajipur, Teh-Mukerian, Hosiarpur, Punjab
India

Jagbir Singh Kirti
Department of Zoology and Environmental Sciences, Punjabi University, Patiala, Punjab
India

Deepika Mehra
Department of Zoology and Environmental Sciences, Punjabi University, Patiala, Punjab
India


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Authors

Varinder Singh
Village Sibbochack, P/O Hajipur, Teh-Mukerian, Hosiarpur, Punjab, India
Jagbir Singh Kirti
Department of Zoology and Environmental Sciences, Punjabi University, Patiala, Punjab, India
Deepika Mehra
Department of Zoology and Environmental Sciences, Punjabi University, Patiala, Punjab, India

Abstract


Hoshiarpur district has been recognized as one of the biodiversity rich pockets in the Punjab Shivaliks. The district shares a boundary with Kangra district, and Una district of Himachal Pradesh in the northeast. The district was extensively explored by conducting ramdom sampling surveys from 2013 to 2015. 81 species Papilionidae (5 species), Pieridae (15) Nymphalidae (31), Lycaenidae (20) and Hesperiidae (10) of butterflies were recorded. Of these seven species are new records for the state.

Keywords


Shivaliks, Kandi Area, Microendemic Zones, Biodiversity.

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