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1- Balijuri, Paschim Bardhaman, West Bengal 713385, India
2- Kadma, Bankura, West Bengal 722151, India
3- Department of Information Technology, Maulana Abul Kalam Azad University of Technology, Haringhata, Nadia, West Bengal 741249, India , subhajit.roy@makautwb.ac.in
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Centranthera tranquebarica (Spreng.) Merr. (Orobranchaceae) and Mallotus repandus (Rottler) Müll. Arg. (Euphorbiaceae) are reported as new host plants of Junonia orithya (Linnaeus, 1758) (Nymphalidae) and Rapala manea (Hewitson, 1863) (Lycaenidae) butterflies from Paschim Bardhaman district of West Bengal, India. Schleichera oleosa (Sapindaceae), a deciduous tree, is reported as new host plant of Coladenia indrani (Moore, [1866]) (Hesperiidae) from Bankura district of West Bengal, India. Defensive mechanism of Junonia orithya larva by rolling itself into a tight spiral is also observed.
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Article Type: Research Article | Subject: Biodiversity
Received: 2022/09/4 | Accepted: 2022/11/11 | Published: 2023/01/1

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