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STRIPED HAIRSTREAK AND ELUSIVE PRINCE DISCOVERED IN ARUNACHAL PRADESH

  • Category
    Miscellaneous
  • Published
    9th Jul, 2020

Lepidopterists in Arunachal Pradesh have helped add two species to India’s expanding list of butterflies.

  • Lepidopterists in Arunachal Pradesh have helped add two species to India’s expanding list of butterflies.
  • Striped Hairstreak: One of them, the Striped Hairstreak, was first recorded by Japanese entomologists in Hainan province of China.
    • The Striped Hairstreak (Yamamotozephyrus kwangtugenesis) was located in Vijaynagar bordering Myanmar
  • Elusive Prince: The other, Elusive Prince (Rohana tonkiniana), has a Vietnamese connection and was thought to be the more familiar Black Prince found in the Eastern Himalayas.
    • The Elusive Prince was found in Miao on the periphery of the Namdapha National Park.
  • India now has 1,327 species, up from 1,318 in 2015
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