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Scientists find 77 new butterfly species

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    10Pointer
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    Environment
  • Published
    13th Aug, 2020
  • Scientists have found 140 rare species of butterflies, including 77 new ones, in Matheran Mumbai.
  • The last time butterflies were codified in this eco-sensitive zone was in 1894, when a researcher identified 78 species.
  • Recently, the lepidopterists (A Lepidopterist is a person who specialises in studying butterflies and moths) have discovered the two new species of butterflies.
    • Striped Hairstreak and Elusive Prince in Changlang district of Arunachal Pradesh.
  • At present, India has 1,327 species of butterfly as compared to 1,318 species in 2015.