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  • Title
    First Annual Report-Birds of Bhutan
    Type
    Report
    Description
    This is the report regarding bird species observed in Bhutan in last one year(2015-2016).
    Attribution
    Birds of Bhutan
  • Title
    The first record of Amolops himalayanus (Anura: Ranidae) from Bhutan.
    Type
    Journal Article
    Description
    During a series of surveys carried out in areas of broadleaf forest in the eastern Himalayas in early spring, Amolops himalayanus was identified for the first time in Bhutan. Information is provided on the ecology, habitat, reproduction, and geographical distribution of the species together with notes on the water chemistry of the collection site. A brief synopsis is given of the morphological differences between A. himalayanus and A. formosus, with which latter species A. himalayanus is often confused. A. himalayanus has been reported hitherto from seven localities in northern India and Nepal but only the original description of the taxon from Darjeeling is based on incontrovertible data.
    Attribution
    TSHERING NIDUP, DAWA GYELTSHEN, PENJOR, SONAM DORJI & MALCOLM J. PEARCH
  • Title
    Dragonflies of western Bhutan collected in October 2015
    Type
    Technical Report
  • Title
    New records of petfiolate potter wasps (Hymenoptera: Vespfidae: Eumenfinae) from Bhutan
    Type
    Journal Article
    Description
    A total of seven species from five genera, Delta de Saussure, 1855, Eumenes Latreille, 1802, Pareumenes (de Saussure, 1855), Labus de Saussure, 1867, and Zethus Fabricius, 1804, belonging to the subfamily Eumeninae of the family Vespidae are documented. Pareumenes quadrispinosus acutus Liu, 1941, Delta esuriens (Fabricius, 1787), D. conoideum (Gmelin, 1790), E. gibbosus Nguyen, 2015, Labus pusillus van der Vecht, 1963 and Zethus dolosus Bingham, 1897, including the subspecies P. q. acutus Liu, 1941, are new records for Bhutan.
    Attribution
    Tshering Nidup, Thinley Gyeltshen, P. Girish Kumar, Wim Klein & Phurpa Dorji
  • Title
    New record of Carpenter bees (Hymenoptera: Apidae: Xylocopinae) from Bhutan
    Type
    Journal Article
    Description
    A total of seven species under the genus Xylocopa, Xylocopa (Platynopoda) latipes (Drury), Xylocopa (Platynopoda) magnifica (Cockerell), Xylocopa (Cyaneoderes) acutipennis Smith, Xylocopa (Ctenopoda) fenestrata (Fabricius), Xylocopa (Nyctomelitta) tranquebarica (Fabricius), Xylocopa (Orbitella) aestauns Lepeletier and Xylocopa (Zonohirsuta) collaris binghami Cockerell, are recorded for the first time from Bhutan.
    Attribution
    Phurpa Dorji
  • Title
    Exploring the patterns of alpine vegetation of Eastern Bhutan: a case study from the Merak Himalaya
    Type
    Journal Article
    Attribution
    Nganglam CS, Prince of Songkla University
  • Title
    A review of the genus Garra Hamilton 1822 of Bhutan, including the descriptions of two new species and three additional records (Cypriniformes: Cyprinidae)
    Type
    Journal Article
    Description
    Seven species ofGarraare herein accounted for in Bhutan. Three new records of known species, G. arupi, G. birostris,andG. lissorhynchus,and two new species,G. bimaculacaudasp. nov. andG. parastenorhynchussp. nov., are reported from central and southern Bhutan.Garra bimaculacaudasp. nov. is most notably different from its congeners by the presence of two dark spots on the lobes of the caudal fin, having one spot on each lobe. Meristic and morphometric differences from northeastern Indian congeners exist as well.Garra parastenorhynchussp. nov. is differentiated from its congeners by the presence of a prominent, overhanging, club-shaped proboscis, and a suite of meristic and morphometric characters. Notes on the taxonomy are provided for some species. Notes are provided on the biology and ecology for most species, which have been inferred from field observations. Ranges are expanded for two recently described taxa from Northeast IndiaG. arupi, andG. birostris.A key is provided to the currently known species ofGarrawithin Bhutan.
    Attribution
    R.J. THONI, D.B. GURUNG, R.L. MAYDEN
  • Title
    Taxonomic review of the superfamily Pyraloidea in Bhutan (Lepidoptera)
    Type
    Journal Article
    Description
    The result of an investigation of the lepidopteran fauna of Central and Southern Bhutan (Bumthang, Dagana, Trongsa, Tsirang, and Sarpang districts) is presented in this study. The investigation was the part of the Invertebrate Documentation Project of Bhutan initiated by the National Biodiversity Center, Thimphu, funded by the Bhutan Trust Fund for Environmental Conservation, Thimphu. The checklist was based on the systematic collections by light trapping at nine locations and the occasional collections from native forest and gardens within the five districts of Central and Southern Bhutan. The specimens were photographed and collected as specimens for future identification and reference. A list of 182 species belonging to families Crambidae and Pyralidae is presented, including 92 species as new records for the country. All the studied specimens are deposited at “Invertebrate Referral Collection Center” at the National Biodiversity Center, Thimphu.
  • Title
    New record of Cicadas (Hemiptera: Cicadidae) from Eastern Bhutan
    Type
    Journal Article
    Description
    Cicadas in Bhutan were studied intermittently by Distant in 1912 and Hayashi in 1978, and reported fourteen species. Since then no studies were done on Cicadas of Bhutan. This paper reports five new records, Hueschys sanguinea (de Geer, 1773), Polyneura ducalis Westwood, Tanna thalia (Walker, 1850), Haphsa sulaiyai (Boulard, 2005) and Talainga binghami (Distant, 1890) from Bhutan
    Attribution
    Phurpa Dorji
  • Title
    The Honey Bees (Hymenoptera: Apidae) of Bhutan with a key to the Apis species
    Type
    Journal Article
    Description
    This paper gives species account of the five indigenous honey bee species (Apis) and introduced Apis mellifera currently found in Bhutan.
    Attribution
    Tshering Nidup and Phurba Dorji
  • Title
    Study of Paper wasps (Hymenoptera: Vespidae: Polistinae) of Bhutan
    Type
    Journal Article
    Description
    This paper describes Polistinae fauna of Bhutan, whereeight species are new record for Bhutan.
    Attribution
    Phurba Dorji, Wim Klein and Tshering Nidup
  • Title
    Checklist of Butterflies of Bhutan
    Type
    Report
    Description
    Abstract: The review of literature reveals that a complete checklist on the butterfly fauna of Bhutan has never been published. A few studies have been conducted on butterflies of Bhutan, however, a comprehensive list on butterfly fauna is currently not available. The present study aims to provide precise data on the known butterfly fauna of Bhutan. This document presents a checklist based on the review of available literature on the butterflies of Bhutan. It comprises 670 species; Papilionidae (55 species), Pieridae (51 species), Lycaenidae (160 species), Nymphalidae (265 species), and Hesperiidae (139 species). Of these, 182species (Papilionidae (16 species), Pieridae (10 species), Lycaenidae (38 species), Nymphalidae (93 species) and Hesperiidae (25 species) are listed as rare or very rare in Indian literature, which does not mean they are rare in Bhutan. 120 species are protected under different schedules of Indian Wildlife Protection Act, 2002. None of the butterfly species reported from Bhutan are included in the protected schedules of Forest and Nature Conservation Rules, 2006 of Bhutan except Bhutanitis ludlowi Gabriel, 1942 (Ludlow’s Bhutan Glory).Inventory research activities of butterfly fauna through participation of specialists, amateur lepidopterists and relevant authorities in all parts of Bhutan is necessary and advisable.