Inventory and diversity of butterfly (Lepidoptera) in Navegaon National Park (NNTR) Gondia Maharashtra
GT Paliwal, SV Bhandarkar
The species diversity of Butterflies of Navegaon National Park (20 45’ to 21 2’ NL and 80 5’ to 80 15’ EL) is situated in Gondia district of Maharashtra State. It is popular for diversity of vegetation ranging from dry-mixed forest to rain forest & enriched with varied wildlife. The present study was aimed to document this ecologically valuable group of animals (Butterflies) from this important conservation unit of central India. The outcome of this study would provide base line data for effective planning and management of this habitat. This study reveals the occurrence of 56 Butterflies belonging to 05 families.