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This page has ideas on doing outreach on behalf of Wiki Loves Butterfly and templates you can use in your outreach efforts.

The purpose of outreach and collaboration with special interest groups and related organization is nicely served as almost all these reputed butterfly experts, writers and researchers are now active Wikipedian and WLB project team members.

Here are the names and brief information about these reputed figures:

Organization Concerned[edit]

Nature Mates- Nature Club[edit]

Laboratory and Interpretation Center for Butterfly Research, Prakiti Tirtha (New Town Eco Park) butterfly garden.

Nature Mates- Nature Club [1] is a research and development based NGO of early 90's devoted to activities to take care of Nature and all her inhabitants. Their sole motto is to make nature our common mate. This NGO hosts a good number of dedicated people from different fields contributing their best to serve mother nature through a friendly and care taking approach to her. They aptly and proudly term them Green People.

Through their several publication in the form of books and research papers etc, they aim at delivering necessary and valuable information about scientific and naturalistic views on nature and its inhabitants.

Person Concerned[edit]

Arjan Basu Roy: Butterfly experts, founding member of Nature Mates, Curator of Butterfly Garden at Banabitan,Salt Lake and Technical supervisor and Developer of a number of Butterfly gardens owned by Forest Department, Government of West Bengal and Kolkata Municipal Corporation.[2][3]

Why collaboration with Nature Mates[edit]

  • The expertized views, opinions and suggestions of team Nature Mates shall definitely enrich our knowledge and meet up our queries regarding the butterfly kingdom.
  • They are the best lot to be collaborated with since they are solely involved and gloriously working in the much less known field of butterfly conservation's in West Bengal with reportedly good success rate.
  • Collaboration with Nature Mates appears to be of immense importance to us as they say in prints- If any support is needed,please bother to knock us.
  • This special interest group is one of the worthiness to come under the cover of our out-reach target.
  • Their large volume of books, periodicals and research articles shall be of immense help in developing many articles related to butterfly kingdom.
  • Since the Nature Mates supervise and maintain all the butterfly gardens in West Bengal, the prospect of visiting core area for photography and documentation is verily possible.

Probable upcoming programs with Nature Mates[edit]

  • Coming back from Jayanti and Lepchakha project we have a plan of meeting in the office of Nature Mates with pictures and documents found thereon for proper identification and scientific categorization of the species. Yes check.svg Done
  • Planning of future prospect of workshop and online edit-a-thons in collaboration with Nature Mates keeping in view their vast collection of books and periodicals.
  • Planning of enhancement of our out reach target by involving the members of Nature Mates in Wikipedia as a very special interest group researching and developing in the domain of Butterfly.

National Centre for Biological sciences[edit]

National Centre for Biological Sciences (NCBS)[4] in Bangalore, Karnataka, is a research centre specialising in biological research.

Person Concerned[edit]

Malabar Nature Conservation Club[edit]

It is an NGO connected with nature conservation from Amboli,Maharashtra, which conducts environment awareness programs in the local schools.

Person Concerned[edit]

Mr. Hemanth Ogale: Noted lepidopterist, macro photography expert.[3]

Bombay Natural History Society[edit]

The Bombay Natural History Society is one of the largest non-governmental organisations in India engaged in conservation and biodiversity research.

Person Concerned[edit]

Isaac Kehimkar: He is the deputy director of Bombay Natural History Society and author of many books and research papers on butterfly and wild flowers.[8]

Other Persons Concerned[edit]

  • Mr. Rudra Prasad Das: He is a doctoral research fellow, doing research on butterfly communities of West Bengal. He is also attached with UNEP-GEF-ABS Project under The West Bengal Biodiversity Board as a Technical Assistant.[9][3]
  • Mr. Judhajit Dasgupta: Butterfly expert and first writer of books on Butterfly in Bengali language.

Wiki Walks Through Nature[edit]

In course of our Butterfly fields work at different spots, we have also encountered and photo documented other things of interest like birds, mammals, reptiles etc.

North-East Butterfly Meet-2017 (Season-IV)[edit]

The participation of WLB team in the National level Butterfly meet organised by Butterfly and Moths of Sikkim-Nature Conservation Society (BAMOS-NCS) And Butterflies of North Eastern India Group in Dzongu Valley, North Sikkim is a matter of high importance and broader perspective specially in terms of collaborative approach and outreach prospect outside West Bengal. The said meet was a 3 days event (3rd-5th September, 2017) covering butterfly exploration, data collection, field work, amidst different butterfly infested spots of Dzongu Valley, North Sikkim along with talks, discussion, identification project slide show and so on about butterfly species. The meet congregated 40 participants, from different states of India, the butterfly enthusiast of Sikkim, butterfly experts from different states,research scholars, bureaucrats and officials of Department of Forest, Govt. of Sikkim and a good number of students from four local schools etc. Ananya and Sandip from WLB project team participated in the meet, delivered speech about the vast prospective world of Wikimedia movement and WLB project in that all India platform, invited and motivated people to the glorious world of Wikipedia and presented SWAG materials (post cards) of WLB project to the dignitaries, organizers, participants and specially the school students. The prospect of WLB project, its aim and goal is largely there and highly appreciated. Ananya and Sandip also worked and discussed with the experts there about the comparative study of the available butterfly species and subspecies of West Bengal and Sikkim. The meet was supported by Forest department of Sikkim, Kanchendzonga Conservation Committee, Indian Himalayan Center for Adventure and Eco Tourism (IHCAE),Chemchey, Ashoka Trust for Research in Ecology and the Environment (ATREE)[10], World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF)[11], Bombay Natural History Society (BHNS), Aaranyak Nature Club[12] and Flutters.

We have also made collaborative as well as personal approach to the butterfly enthusiasts of different states of India and inspired and motivated them to join Wikimedia movement and start submitting contribution to Wikimedia Commons.

The species photographed, identified and documented there on are listed below.


Hesperiidae[edit]

Common Name Binominal Name Ventral view Dorsal view Articles Develops so far
Tufted Ace Sebastonyma dolopia(Hewitson) Yes check.svg Done Yes check.svg Done
Great Swift Pelopidas assamensis(de Nicéville) Yes check.svg Done Yes check.svg Done
Yellow-spot Swift Polytremis eltola (Hewitson) Yes check.svg Done Yes check.svg Done Yes check.svg Done
Austen's swift Caltoris cahira austeni(Moore) Yes check.svg Done Yes check.svg Done
Dark palm dart Telicota bambusae(Moore) Yes check.svg Done
Chocolate demon Ancistroides nigrita(Latreille) Yes check.svg Done Yes check.svg Done Yes check.svg Done
Yellow Flat Mooreana trichoneura (Felder & Felder) Yes check.svg Done Yes check.svg Done
Spotted Snow Flat Tagiades menaka (Moore) Yes check.svg Done
Tricolor Pied Flat Coladenia indrani (Moore) Yes check.svg Done
Veined Scrub Hopper Aeromachus stigmata (Moore) Yes check.svg Done Yes check.svg Done
Brown Bush Bob Pedesta pandita (de Nicéville) Yes check.svg Done

Riodinidae[edit]

Common Name Binominal Name Ventral view Dorsal view Articles Develops so far
Punchinello Zemeros flegyas (Cramer) Yes check.svg Done Yes check.svg Done Yes check.svg Done
Spot Judy Abisara chela (de Nicéville) Yes check.svg Done Yes check.svg Done

Lycaenidae[edit]

Common Name Binominal Name Ventral view Dorsal view Articles Develops so far
Great Darkie Miletographa drumila(Moore) Yes check.svg Done
Metallic Cerulean Jamides alecto (Felder) Yes check.svg Done
Purple Sapphire Heliophorus epicles (Godart) Yes check.svg Done Yes check.svg Done Yes check.svg Done
Long-banded Silverline Spindasis lohita(Horsfield) Yes check.svg Done
Common Hedge Blue Acytolepis puspa(Horsfield) Yes check.svg Done
Blue Tit Chliaria kina(Hewitson) Yes check.svg Done
Pale Grass Blue Pseudozizeeria maha(Kollar) Yes check.svg Done Yes check.svg Done

Nymphalidae[edit]

Common Name Binominal Name Ventral view Dorsal view Articles Develops so far
Straight-banded Treebrown Lethe verma(Kollar) Yes check.svg Done
Common earl Tanaecia julii (Lesson) Yes check.svg Done Yes check.svg Done
Yellow Coster Acraea issoria (Hübner) Yes check.svg Done Yes check.svg Done
Spotted Palmfly Elymnias malelas (Hewitson) Yes check.svg Done Yes check.svg Done
Indian Tortoiseshell Aglais caschmirensis (Kollar) Yes check.svg Done Yes check.svg Done Yes check.svg Done
Blue Duke Bassarona durga (Moore) Yes check.svg Done Yes check.svg Done Yes check.svg Done
Long-branded Bushbrown Mycalesis visala (Moore) Yes check.svg Done
Common Maplet Chersonesia risa (Doubleday) Yes check.svg Done Yes check.svg Done Yes check.svg Done
Tabby Pseudergolis wedah (Kollar) Yes check.svg Done Yes check.svg Done Yes check.svg Done
Chocolate Pansy Junonia iphita (Cramer) Yes check.svg Done Yes check.svg Done Yes check.svg Done
Popinjay Stibochiona nicea (Gray) Yes check.svg Done Yes check.svg Done Yes check.svg Done
Club Beak Libythea myrrha (Godart) Yes check.svg Done
Red Lacewing Cethosia biblis (Drury) Yes check.svg Done Yes check.svg Done
Northern Common Jester Symbrenthia lilaea(Hewitson) Yes check.svg Done Yes check.svg Done
Staff Sergeant Athyma selenophora(Kollar) Yes check.svg Done
Bhutan Sergeant Athyma jina(Moore) Yes check.svg Done Yes check.svg Done
Indian Nawab Charaxes bharata (Felder & Felder) Yes check.svg Done

Pieridae[edit]

Common Name Binominal Name Ventral view Dorsal view Articles Develops so far
Red-base Jezebel Delias pasithoe (Linnaeus) Yes check.svg Done Yes check.svg Done
Yellow Jezebel Delias agostina (Hewitson) Yes check.svg Done Yes check.svg Done
Asian Cabbage White Pieris canidia (Linnaeus) Yes check.svg Done

Papilionidae[edit]

Common Name Binominal Name Ventral view Dorsal view Articles Develops so far
Red Helen Papilio helenus (Linnaeus) Yes check.svg Done Yes check.svg Done Yes check.svg Done
Common Peacock Papilio bianor (Cramer) Yes check.svg Done
Yellow Helen Papilio nephelus (Boisduval) Yes check.svg Done Yes check.svg Done
Glassy Bluebottle Graphium cloanthus(Westwood) Yes check.svg Done Yes check.svg Done

Media[edit]

  1. Summit Times https://www.summittimes.com/single-post/2017/09/07/Three-day-North-East-Butterfly-Meet-2017-held-at-Dzongu

Gallery[edit]

References[edit]