In Tadoba National park the butterfly species are drawn as per the season.
Mumbai based Scientist Manisha Kulkarni and Aparna Ghadi from the Institute of Science traced around 45 species of butterflies fit into five families during their study accomplished between November 2016 and January 2018.
The 120-acre forest of Tadoba Andhari Tiger Reserve is a tropical dry deciduous forest. The summer season is a bit uncomfortable and temperature in summer goes up to 48 degrees Celsius, while the temperatures during the winter months fall upto 10 degrees Celsius.
The Jamun trees lie here and are perfect for natural shelling for butterflies and birds. Butterflies are equally important as the other birds are for our ecosystem.
During October after the monsoon, there is no dearth of food facilities for butterflies. But in the dry season there is a bit of scarcity of flowers so we can measure with this fact that there is season effect on insects and birds as per the new study published in the International Journal of Entomology Research.
The butterflies used to get in warm and dry areas, and the new craving for colder regions is surprising. Due to the lack of food most of the butterfly species chose humid areas to go into the reproductive diapauses, as study reveals.