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Mei J.,Tongren University | Mei J.,Research Center for Conservation and Utilization of Wildlife Resources in Fanjing Mountain | Ran H.,Tongren University | Ran H.,Research Center for Conservation and Utilization of Wildlife Resources in Fanjing Mountain | And 4 more authors.
Chinese Journal of Ecology | Year: 2015

Based on the investigation of butterfly resource in Fanjing Mountain and its surrounding area from November 2010 to November 2012, 446 specimens were collected. These samples belong to 10 families, 60 genera and 86 species. Papilionidae and Nymphalidae accounted for 164 and 132 specimens, respectively, being larger than any other families. The species diversity index of Nymphalidae was highest (2.654), followed by Papilionidae (2.377), and Acraeidae being the lowest. The genus diversity index of Nymphalidae was the highest (2.338), followed by Lycaenidae (1.906), and Acraeidae being the lowest. In the five different habitat types (shrub-land, forest edge, forest, slope grassland, and cropland), both the species richness and the hierarchical diversity indexes decreased in order, and the numbers of species were 56, 39, 12, 8 and 8, respectively. As for species composition, the similarity between shrubland and forest edge was the largest with a coefficient being 0.218; followed by that between slope grassland and shru-bland, and that between cropland and other habitat types were lower. © 2015, editorial Board of Chinese Journal of Ecology. All rights reserved. Source

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