Butterflies of the Indian Subcontinent: Distributional Checklist includes all known Rhopalocera species found in what is now Pakistan, India (including the Andaman and Nicobar Islands), Nepal, Bhutan, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka. A total of 1450 species are currently recorded in this vast area. The checklist contains species in a systematic order, divided into subspecies (with synonyms) and information on their distribution. The extensive bibliography includes a large number of both classical and contemporary publications and will help everyone who studies Rhopalocera and gives an idea of the huge diversity and uniqueness of this territory.
This book will be useful to anyone interested in entomology, zoogeography and biodiversity, and there will be a handbook for both professionals and nature fans.