2014 Volume 1 Issue 3

Butterfly Lepidoptera (Danaus Chrysippus) diversity in union council Koaz Bahram Dheri

Haroon ., Rooh Ullah, Tauseef Ahmad

Butterflies play an important role in ecosystem. The present study was conducted in Union Council Koaz Bahram Dheri Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Pakistan during the period July 2012 to October 2012. The collection of butterflies was done randomly by using the Arial net and neck hand. A total of 73 specimens of Danaus chrysippus were collected from different study sites of the said area. The high number of specimens was collected from Haji Sargund Kally 8 (10.96%), Toor Khat Kally 8 (10.96%), Soor Kamar 8 (10.96%) and Mardhand 8 (10.96%). The wing span is 8.2±0.20 cm and body length 2.5±0.23 cm. From the present investigation it was concluded that the Danaus chrysippus species is common in Union Council Koaz Bahram Dehri. The area has rich fauna of butterflies and recommended further studies.

Key words: Butterfly, Danaus chrysippus, wing span, Arial net, Pollinator.


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