Recently, White tufted royal butterfly, a rare species, found in Kerala’s Kannur.
About the White Tufted Royal Butterfly
- The butterfly is protected under Schedule 2 of the Wildlife Protection Act.
- The species had been spotted in Agasthyakoodam in 2017 and the Shendurney Wildlife Sanctuary in 2018.
- Its larvae feed on Scurrula parasitica, a plant belonging to the Loranthaceae family.
- There were eight species of the butterfly. While two are common, the others are rare.
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