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  • Title
    Rediscovery of Ludlow's Bhutan Glory, Bhutanitis ludlowi Gabriel (Lepidoptera: Papilionidae): morphology and biology
    Type
    Journal Article
    Description
    The papilionid butterfly,Bhutanitis ludlowi, Gabriel, was rediscovered after a lapse of 76 years since it was first collected in Trashiyangtse Valley of Trashi Yangtse, eastern Bhutan. The immature stages of this butterfly are recorded and illustrated for the first time. The morphology and biology of adult, egg and larval stages are compared with those of theBhutanitisspecies, in particularBhutanitis lidderdaliiAtkinson.Aritolochia griffithii(Aristolochiaceae) is recorded as the larval hostplant ofB. ludlowi.The habitat, conservation needs and biogeography of the butterfly are also briefly discussed.
    Attribution
    The University of Tokyo; Ministry of Agriculture and Forests, Bhutan; The Research Institute of Evolutionary Biology; Shinohara-kita & NHK (Japan Broadcasting Corporation)
  • Title
    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
  • Title
    Butterflies of Lingmethang: A preliminary checklist of species
    Type
    Technical Report
    Description
    This document contains preliminary checklist of butterflies listed in lower Lingmethang valley, between Menchugang, Masangdaza and the confluence of the Lingmethang and the Kuri Chhus, document trough a survey from mid May till late August 2016. The checklist contains scientific names and common English names and a rough preliminary status. Scientific names were taken from the documents used to identify the species or from one of the preliminary checklists of species of Bhutan. A total of 201 species were recorded, with a some species remaining unidentified.
    Attribution
    Piet van der Poel, December 2016