White Tufted Royal Butterfly
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Why in news?
- A team of butterfly observers and researchers have found white tufted royal butterfly, a rare butterfly species in Kannur, Kerala.
About White Tufted Royal Butterfly:
- It is a rare butterfly species found in Western Ghats.
- It is protected under Schedule 2 of the Wildlife Protection Act.
- The wingspan of the butterfly is just 32-40 mm.
- Its larvae feed on Scurrula parasitica, a plant belonging to the Loranthaceae family.
- The species had been spotted in Agasthyakoodam in 2017 and the Shendurney Wildlife Sanctuary in 2018.
White Tufted Royal Butterfly, recently seen in news, is found in
(a) Western Ghats
(c) Eastern Ghats