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    Honouring His Royal Highness the Crown Prince of Bhutan: Megalestes gyalsey (Odonata: Synlestidae)
    Type
    Journal Article
    Description
    Megalestes gyalsey spec. nov. is described from a single male from Trongsa District in Bhutan. The species was discovered during field work conducted in 2015 for the Bhutan invertebrate biodiversity project. The species is named in honourof His Royal Highness Crown Prince Jigme Namgyel Wangchuck, the Gyalsey of Bhutan, on the occasion of his first birthday.
    Attribution
    Sherubtse College, Bhutan; Naturalis Biodiversity Centre, The Netherlands & Griffith University, Autralia.
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    Tashi Delek
    Type
    Journal Article
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    Tsachu and Menchu of Bhutan
    Type
    Report
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    White-bellied Heron
    Type
    Journal Article
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    A first record of Clanis hyperion Cadiou & Kitching, 1990 (Lepidoptera: Sphingidae) in Bhutan, and a preliminary checklist of the hawkmoths of Mendrelgang, Bhutan
    Type
    Journal Article
    Description
    The type series of the hawkmoth Clanis hyperion Cadiou & Kitching, 1990 comprised a holotype male and a paratype series of 17 males and six females captured at various locations in northwestern Thailand between 1988 and 1989 (Cadiou & Kitching 1990). Additional non-type materials comprised a further three males and one female from northwestern Thailand and a single male from the Khasi Hills, Assam [Meghalaya], India (Cadiou & Kitching 1990). Clanis hyperion closely resembles Clanis titan Rothschild & Jordan 1903, but the two species can be distinguished by the different extents of the pale apical area of the forewing upperside. In C. titan, this reaches only as far as vein M1, whereas in C. hyperion, the pale area extends beyond vein M2 (Image 1). Some specimens of Clanis undulosa Moore, 1879 can also be similar but this species is easily distinguished from both C. hyperion and C. titan by the presence of a conspicuous black streak on the underside of the forewing near the base; this streak is lacking in both C. hyperion and C. titan. In addition, the uppersides of the tibiae of the mid-and hind legs are pink in C. hyperion but white in C. titan and C. undulosa.
    Attribution
    Mendrelgang Middle Secondary School & The Natural History Museum, London, UK
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    The Devil's Claw: A new addition to Bhutan’s floral family
    Type
    Miscellaneous
    Description
    A new addition toBhutan’s floral family
    Attribution
    National Biodiversity Centre, Ministry of Agriculture and Forests, Thimphu, Bhutan; Kuensel Newspaper
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    A New Species of Blue Poppy
    Type
    Journal Article
    Description
    Describes a newMeconopsisspecies from west Bhutan which has been known under different name.
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    Moths of the family Limacodidae Duponchel, 1845 (Lepidoptera: Zygaenoidea) from Bhutan with six new generic and 12 new specfies records
    Type
    Journal Article
    Description
    The present paper provfides a checkflfist off 51 specfies fin 37 genera off moths beflongfing to the ffamfifly Lfimacodfidae ffrom Bhutan, off whfich, sfix genera, Setora Waflker, 1855, Tennya Soflovyev & Wfit, 2009, Iraga Matsumura, 1927, Vanflangfia Soflovyev & Wfit 2009, Sansarea Soflovyev & Wfit, 2009, and Beflfippa Waflker, 1865 are reported ffor the first fime ffrom Bhutan, and 12 specfies, Setora postornata (Hampson, 1900), Setora fletcherfi Hoflfloway, 1987, Scopeflodes testacea Butfler, 1886, Thosea magna Herfing, 1931, Mfiresa ffuflgfida Wfifleman, 1910, Susfica hfimaflayana Hoflfloway, 1982, Tennya propoflfia (Hampson, 1900), Iraga rugosa (Wfifleman, 1911), Cheromefia fferrugfinea (Moore, 1877), Vanflangfia unfifformfis (Herfing, 1931), Sansarea cfircuflfiffera (Herfing, 1933) and Beflfippa horrfida Waflker, 1865 are new records ffor Bhutan. The study was conducted at Tsfirang, Dagana and Sarpang dfistrficts off Bhutan ffrom 2013 to 2015.
    Attribution
    University of South Bohemia, Czech Republic; Czech Achadamy of Science, Czech Republic; Ulyanovsk State Pedagogical University, Russia
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    Butterfly (Lepidoptera- Rhophalocera) Diversity in the Developing Urban Area of Gelephu, Bhutan
    Type
    Journal Article
    Description
    Urban development has led to substantial fragmentation of natural habitats of wildlife, depletion of water resources, and increase in air and soil pollution resulting in significant impact on biodiversity and ecological processes. Butterflies are good biological indicators of anthropogenic disturbance of environment. Considering the impact of habitat fragmentation and change in environment and climate variables, this study was undertaken to study butterfly diversity in and around the expanding Gelephu town in southern Bhutan. The survey was carried out from January to December, 2015 with an objec-tive to generate baseline information on the presence and status of butterflies in the urban area of Gele-phu. A total of 56 species of butterflies belonging to 5 different families were recorded. Family Nym-phalidae had the highest number of species (46%, n = 26) and the lowest was represented by family Papilionidae (5%, n = 3). Establishment of Green Park in the urban area could create good habitat for increasing butterfly biodiversity in urban area of Gelephu.
    Attribution
    College of Natural Resources, Lobesa; Royal Manas National Park, Gelephu, Bhutan
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    Taxonomic study of social vespid wasps (Hymenoptera: Vespidae: Vespinae & Polistinae) of Bhutan
    Type
    Journal Article
    Description
    15 species are reported as new records for Bhutan. Unlike other 14 species, Vespa fumida is treated as new record as the present geographical location of Padong is in the Indian state of Sikkim. Moreover, during the entire study period, Vespa fumida and Polistes (Stenopolistes) nigritarsus are reported only from Ngatshang, Mongar and Pasakha, Chukha respectively with single female specimen each. Recording species from single location may indicate its rareness in Bhutan, while Parapolybia varia is found commonly throughout Bhutan with altitudes ranging from 349 m to 2073 m. Dolichovespula lama has been reported from new altitudinal range of 1235 m above sea level. With exception of Vespula flaviceps, only females were caught and studied for Vespula vulgaris, V. structor and Dolichovespula lama. Therefore, the study of male specimens and the nest for Vespula vulgaris, V. structor and Dolichovespula lama are recommended.
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    Eleven new species and one new record of black flies (Diptera: Simuliidae)from Bhutan
    Type
    Journal Article
    Description
    Eleven new species and one new record of black flies (Diptera: Simuliidae) are described on the basis of reared adult, pupal and/or larval specimens collected from Bhutan. They are assigned to four subgenera within the genus Simulium: Gomphostilbia (two new species), Montisimulium (two new species and one new record), Nevermannia (three new species of which one belongs to the feuerborni species-group and two to the vernum species-group), and Simulium (four new species of which two belong to the multistriatum species-group and two to the tuberosum speciesgroup). This study has increased the total number of simuliid species recorded from Bhutan from six to 18.
    Attribution
    H. Takaoka & P. Somboon
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    New records of Dacine fruit flies and new species of Dacus (Diptera: Tephritidae) in Bhutan.
    Type
    Journal Article
    Description
    Twenty nine species of Bactrocera Macquart and Dacus Fabricius are recorded from Bhutan including two new species, Dacus (Mellesis) dorjii Dew & Roming and Dacus (Mellesis) fletcheri Drew.
    Attribution
    R.A.I Drew, M.C. Roming & C. Dorji