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Title : THE STATE BUTTERFLY OF KERALA (Prelims Specific Topic)
Date : Dec 02, 2021
- The 'Budha Mayoori' or Papilio buddha had been named as the state butterfly of Kerala in 2018.
- These butterfly species are among the most beautiful in the world.
- 'Buddha Peacock' is another name for them.
- The Budha Mayoori is also listed in Schedule 2 of the Wildlife Protection Act of 1972.
- Maharashtra is the first state to have a butterfly as its state butterfly.
- The Maharashtra state butterfly is the Blue Mormon.
- It is the country's second-largest butterfly species.
- The state butterfly of Karnataka is the country's largest butterfly which is known as the Southern Bird Wing.
- Source à The Hindu à 02/12/21 à Page Number 5
Tags : the Southern Bird Wing, Blue Mormon, Schedule 2 of the Wildlife Protection Act of 1972