Nacaduba Sinhala Ramaswamii Sadasivan
Part of: GS Prelims and GS – III – Biodiversity
- A group of lepidopterists have found a new butterfly species in India.
- The species is named Nacaduba sinhala ramaswamii Sadasivan,
- It was discovered in the Agasthyamalais in the Western Ghats
- The new taxon of Lycaenid butterflies belongs to the Nacaduba genus.
- Line Blues are small butterflies belonging to the subfamily Lycaenidae.
- Their distribution ranges from India and Sri Lanka to the whole of south-eastern Asia, Australia and Samoa.
- It is the first time that a butterfly species was discovered by an all-Indian research team from the Western Ghats.
Do you know?
- Lepidopterology is a branch of entomology concerning the scientific study of moths and the three superfamilies of butterflies.
- Someone who studies in this field is a lepidopterist or an aurelian.