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International Journal of Agricultural and Applied Sciences, December 2023, 4(2): 53-57


ISSN: 2582-8053


Research Article


Diversity of Butterflies (Insecta: Lepidoptera) in Kasur district, Punjab, Pakistan


Muhammad Amir Sial

Department of Wildlife and Ecology, University of Veterinary and Animal Science, Lahore, Pakistan

*Corresponding author e-mail: mramirsyal@gmail.com

(Received: 18/07/2023; Revised: 10/09/2023; Accepted: 05/11/2023; Published: 20/12/2023)



The purpose of the study was to investigate the butterfly diversity in several areas of Pakistan’s Punjab Province’s Kasur district. This Study was conducted in April to May, 2023 at different localities like Changa Manga Forest, Rana Resort Forest and Pattoki Nurseries of Kasur district. During this survey, 106 butterfly specimens were gathered manually and with the aid of an insect net. Five distinct species from four different genera and two separate families (Nymphalidae Pieridae) were found in these specimens. This is the first study to explore the butterfly diversity in district Kasur.

Keywords: Butterfly diversity, Kasur.