The Composition and Diversity of Butterfly (Lepidoptera: Rhopalocera) in Jember University Composition and Diversity of Butterfly

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Rendy Setiawan
Hari Sulistiyowati
Firdausi Wulandari

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Jember University (UNEJ) has 40% of green area that covered by various plants and trees as the insect habitats, such as butterfly. The butterflies use plants as a source of food and hostplant that support the diversity of butterfly species. The aim of this study was determined the composition and diversity of butterflly species (Lepidoptera: Rhopalocera) in UNEJ. The data collection using road sampling method at all UNEJ’s faculties. The identification obtained 30 species of butterflies include to 3 family and 22 genus with a total individual of 330. The diversity of butterflies is 2.826 which is included in the medium category.

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Rendy Setiawan, University of Jember

FMIPA Biology UNEJ