Ashish D. Tiple

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Molecular characterization of four morphologically similar Pieridae butterflies was carried out using RAPD markers. Total 121 bands were scored with 8 decamer primers, of which 115 were polymorphic while 6 were monomorphic and the percentage of polymorphism was 95.04%. Dendrogram based on average similarity coefficient of 08 primers grouped four Pieridae(More)
Odonata are freshwater insects spread world-wide. Tropical areas are high Odonata diversity areas. However, there has not been accumulation of extensive baseline data on spatial distribution of these insects from such places. Maharashtra, the third largest state of India, harbors a variety of land-use and occupies six biogeographic provinces. We carried out(More)
This study examines butterfly larval host plants, herbivory and related life history attributes within Nagpur City, India. The larval host plants of 120 butterfly species are identified and their host specificity, life form, biotope, abundance and perennation recorded; of the 126 larval host plants, most are trees (49), with fewer herbs (43), shrubs (22),(More)
Many butterfly species show environme ntally induced but genetically determined discrete seasonal forms. This is known as seasonal polyphenism. The seasonal forms may have contrasting life history strategies in response to varying seasonal and social conditions such as ambient temperature and day-length, differential availability of secure resting places,(More)
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