This paper deals with the comparison of butterfly diversity in two different places with completely different characteristics. Lalbagh botanical garden is in the most populated place of Karnataka state that is Bangalore and Harike is a small village in Sringeri taluk of Chickamagaluru district, Karnataka, with very less population. Monsoon season study was carried out in both the places and the collected data was analysed using various indices. The two places were then compared and it was found that the butterflies were abundant in Harike than Lalbagh Botanical Garden except Lycaenidae species. The diversity of butterflies also indicated that the place also had a rich floral diversity.
Butterflies, Diversity, Evenness, Indices, Lycaenidae, Nymphalidae.