Handbook on diversity in some of the Indian Butterflies (Insecta : Lepidoptera)

By: I.J. Gupta and M. Majumder

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Contents: Preface. Introduction. 1. Collecting, setting, pinning storage and display in the museum. 2. Morphology. 3. Classification of butterflies. 4. Super family papilionoidea. 5. Family papilionidae. 6. Family Pieridae. 7. Family Nymphalidae. 8. Family Lycaenidae. 9. Superfamily Hesperioidea. 10. Family Hesperiidae. References. Index: names of species of food plants. Index: common names of butterflies. Index: names of species of butterflies. From the Introduction: Butterflies are the most commonly observed among insects. They are the most beautiful and spectacular forms of life with varied sizes, shapes and all kinds of colours and patterns. Reference to them as whites and yellows Pieridae browns Satyrinae and blues Lycaenidae is owing to their dominant colours. Their attractive colour patterns have enhanced their aesthetic value. The wonderful phenomenon is inscription of English alphabets and numerals on the wings surfaces of some of the species of butterflies fig.1. They are natural pollinators and have close relationship with the flowering plants. They are good ecological indicators and more sensitive to climatic changes. During monsoons they are dark colored but in dry months they show dull of pale colouration. Their occurrence in a habitat indicates the presence of particular species of plants and animals. During developmental stages their larvae or caterpillars feed on a variety of food plants crops, fruits, vegetables, forest trees, etc. Their association with coccids ants, etc. is also interesting. they play a significant role in the food chain being mainly herbivores on one hand and prey to their predators like amphibians reptiles birds and mammals on the other. Printed Pages: 323.

Title: Handbook on diversity in some of the Indian Butterflies (Insecta : Lepidoptera)

Author Name: I.J. Gupta and M. Majumder

Categories: Zoology, India,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: Kolkata, India, Zoological Survey of India: 2012

ISBN: 8181712986

ISBN 13: 9788181712981

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: New

Jacket Condition: New

Seller ID: 040517

Keywords: Handbook on diversity in some of the Indian Butterflies (Insecta : Lepidoptera)