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Butterfly (Insecta, Lepidoptera, Papilionoidea) checklist of Bongal Gaon village of Upper Assam, including sighting note of globally rare Liphyra brassolis (Westwood, 1864) from Assam, India.

RAJIB DEY, SMRITIREKHA BORTAMULY

Resumen

This checklist of Bongal Gaon village in Assam revealed a total of 171 butterfly species which included 20 species listed as protected under the various schedules of the Wildlife (Protection) Act 1972, enacted in India. Seven years of the opportunistic survey was conducted. The checklist comprises 06 families, 22 subfamilies, and 105 genera. It includes the ‘rare’ and ‘very rare’ sightings of Moth Butterfly Liphyra brassolis (Westwood, 1864), Veined Palmer Hidari bhawani (de Nicéville, 1889), Colon Swift Caltoris cahira (Moore, 1877), Scarce Rajah Charaxes aristogiton (C. & R. Felder, 1867) from in and around Dergaon urban areas of upper Assam in north-eastern India.

Palabras clave

Insect, Biodiversity, Checklist, Dergaon, Liphyra brassolis.

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