Nabonita Sarkara, Anand Kr. Thakurb & Nanda Ghosha *
aDepartment of Zoology, Ranchi Women’s college, Ranchi, Jharkhand
bDepartment of Zoology, B.S. College, Lohardaga, Jharkhand
Received 11th January, 2010; Revised 7th March, 2010
Abstract : Butterfly diversity in the Hehal ranchi was surveyed for a period of twelve months (April 2007 to March 2008) from shrubaceous localities of Hehal block. A total of 19 species belonging to 5 families were collected. The statistical interpretations were done using Shannon-Wiener diversity index, Shannon’s equitability and margalef’s index. The habitat degradation, lack of conservation approach and pollution have led to the low profile of butterfly diversity in this region. The Species richness and abundance were also low.