Diversity of Butterflies in All Saints’ College Campus, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, Southern India


  • Siny G. Benjamin All Saints' College
  • Nandini N. J. University College, Trivandrum




Butterfly, Abundance, Butterfly diversity density, Distribution


The Butterfly diversity of All Saints’ College campus, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India, was documented for one year from June 2022 to May 2023. The rich floral diversity and water bodies on the campus provided an excellent habitat for butterflies. Overall, 81 species belonging to five families were documented. Rarely spotted butterflies dominated in the abundance studies of diversity. The butterfly diversity density is high on the campus when compared with the diversity studies on other campuses. A number of butterflies are reported from the Nymphalidae family. A comparison of butterfly diversity reported from different locations across the state signifies the importance of conserving habitats and flora for the insects.


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