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Taxonomic notes on the subfamily Curetinae (Lepidoptera: Lycaenidae) from Himalayas in India
During the course of present studies the male genitalia of the two species viz., bulis and acuta have been examined and key to species has been constructed by adding characters of genitalic organs besides other morphological characters. Expand
Chaetotaxy of first instar caterpillar of world's smallest butterfly, Freyria putli (Kollar) (Lycaenidae Papilionoidea: Lepidoptera)
Freyria putli (Kollar) commonly available in north-west India has been reared on the leaves of its natural host plant, Tribulus terresfris (Linnaeus), and it has been inferred that the occurrence of subprimary subdorsal seta SD3 from segments T3 to A7 and the peg-shaped L3 seta from segments A1 to A9 appears to be diagnostic characters of the species. Expand
Biodiversity and conservation status of Butterflies in Western Himalaya, India: An appraisal
In India, the Himalayan ranges extending from Jammu & Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh up to Uttarakhand is known as Western Himalaya. In the present study, 493 butterfly species are recognized from theExpand
Diversity and distribution of Baetidae (Insecta: Ephemeroptera) larvae of streams and Rivers of the southern Western Ghats, India
The mesohabitat of sixteen baetid species is described and their responses to environmental degradation and water chemistry is evaluated by means of biological measures (richness and abundance), in order to assess their potential capacity as indicators of these impacts. Expand
Notes on the Life history and chaetotaxy of Phycodes minor Moore (Microlepidoptera: Bracodidae: Phycodinae)
Ficus religiosa Linnaeus and F. palmata Forsk. (Moraceae) has been recorded as the larval host plants of Phycodes minor Moore. The gross morphology and duration of various life history stages haveExpand
Taxonomic study of the genus Prioneris Hubner (Lepidoptera: Pieridae) from India
The diagnosis of the genus and key to species has been updated using genitalic attributes and the male and female genitalia have been described in details and illustrated for the first time. Expand
The life history of rusty pierrot, Tarucus alteratus Moore (Lycaenidae: Polyommatinae)
The aspect of myrmecophily by Crematogaster hodgsoni (ants) (Hymnoptera) has been observed in larval and pupal stages in Tarucus alteratus Moore. Expand