A study has been commenced to investigate the diversity of butterfly fauna in and around of Pusa, Bihar. This study was carried out from the month February 2019 to March, 2020 to gather the activities of different genera. Throughout the study period a total of 52 butterfly species have been recorded which belongs to 5 families. Among all, Nymphalidae members were most frequently recorded accounting for 35.18 per cent (𝑛 = 19) belonging to 14 genera, followed by Lycaenidae of 28.84 per cent (𝑛 =15) belonging to 14 genera, Pieridae of 17.30 per cent (𝑛 = 9) belonging to 9 genera, Papilionidae of 11.53 per cent (𝑛 = 6) belonging to 3 genera and lowest species percentage was recorded for Hesperiidae as 5.76 per cent (𝑛 = 3) belonging to 3 genera. These results serves as a future reference material regarding the butterfly species richness in this region.
Somala Karthik, Manish Kumar Yadav, Gummudala Yashaswini. Contribution to the understanding of diversity of butterfly Fauna in Pusa, Bihar. International Journal of Ecology and Environmental Sciences. 2020; 2(4): 429-434.