Tuesday, 23 June 2015

Blue Mormon

Why in news?
Maharashtra has become the first State in the country to have a ‘State butterfly.
Source: The Hindu

About Blue Mormon

  • Blue Mormon is a large, swallowtail butterfly found primarily in Sri Lanka and India, mainly restricted to the Western Ghats of Maharashtra, South India and coastal belts. 
  • It may occasionally be spotted in the Maharashtrian mainland between Vidarbha and Western Maharashtra.
  • It is reportedly the second largest butterfly found in India, just smaller than the southern birdwing

[Source: The Hindu]

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