Context: A team of butterfly observers have recently found White Tufted Royal Butterfly, a rare butterfly species at Kalliyad in Kannur.
- The species had earlier been spotted in Agasthyakoodam in 2017 and the Shendurney Wildlife Sanctuary in 2018.
About White Tufted Royal Butterfly:
- It is protected under Schedule 2 of the Wildlife Protection Act 1972.
- Its wingspan is just 32-40 mm.
- Its larvae feed on Scurrula parasitica, a plant belonging to the Loranthaceae family.
- It is also known as Pratapa deva.
- It is found in Indomalayan realm.
- There are eight species of this butterfly where 2 are common and others rare.
Source: The Hindu
Previous Year Questions
Q.1) Which of the following is not a bird? (2022)
- Golden Mahseer
- Indian Nightjar
- White Ibis
Q.2) Certain species of which one of the following organisms are well known as cultivators of fungi? (2022)