About the cover
The study was carried out from January to December 2014 within the Royal Manas National Park (RMNP) to come up with benchmark data on diversity of butterflies. It was found that during warmer months and at lower elevation maximum numbers of diversity of butterflies were encountered. A total of 181 species of butterflies were recorded belonging to five major families. Maximum numbers of species recorded were belonging to Nymphalidea and the least was Hesperiidae. Out of 181 species (appendix. 2) 25 species of them are listed in schedule I, II and IV of the Indian Wildlife Protection Act (IWPA, 1972).