30th Jun 2020 12:06:AM State
Eastern Sentinel Arunachal News


MIAO, Jun 29:  Society for Education and Environmental Development (SEED) of Arunachal Pradesh has discovered two news butterfly species.
The newly discovered butterflies are Striped Hairstreak ( Yamamotozephyrus Kwangtugenesis) and  Elusive Prince (Rohana  Tokiniana). First one was recorded from Vijoynagar circle  and the other from Miao Circle of Changlang district.
‘We are happy to share that within a few months, two new butterfly species have been discovered. With this new discovery  the total number of species known in India is around 1327,' informed Deputy Director SEED, Minom Pertin.
He further added, such finding from the state indicates the rich biodiversity of the state and therefore the state government needs to focus in helping volunteers, citizen, scientists, teams like SEED by providing required support. 'This will attract people from all over India and hence will help in boosting eco-tourism apart for regular scientific research,' added Pertin.
SEED has been organizing Namdapha Butterfly Meet since 2018 and has attracted participants from all over the country and abroad in its last 3 editions.

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