An easy to use identification guide to one hundred and ninety butterfly species with 211 photographs most commonly seen in Pirpanjal range of Jammu and Kashmir. For each species, scientific names, common names, identification features, IUCN status and distribution is given. Overview of study area and family wise classification is also given.
Contents: Foreword. Preface. 1. Introduction. 2. Importance of butterflies. 3. Butterflies identification. 4. Himalaya structure. 5. Family Papilionidae. 6. Family Pieridae. 7. Family Hesperiidae. 8. Family Riodinidae. 9. Family Lycaenidae. 10. Family Nymphalidae. 11. Threats to butterflies community. 12. Conservation strategies to minimise the threats to butterflies communities. Bibliography. Plates. Photo credit. Index.