Arunachal: Over 60 butterfly species recorded in Ziro Butterfly Meet


Over 60 species of butterflies were documented during the seventh edition of the Ziro Butterfly Meet in Lower Subansiri District of Arunachal Pradesh, officials of the forest department said on Tuesday.

The three-day event was held at the Tale Wildlife Sanctuary (TWS) and organised by NGO NgunuZiro in association with the Tale Wildlife Division and the Hapoli Forest Division during the ongoing National Wildlife Week.

The species recorded during the meet include the extremely rare Tytlers Treebrown, the Bhutan Treebrown and the Scarce Evening Brown is legally protected under Schedule I of the Wildlife Protection Act, they said.

During the inaugural session on October 3, Division Forest Officer Abhinav Kumar had emphasised on the importance of community participation in conservation activities.

The butterfly meet, which has seen participation from India and abroad in previous editions, was organised with only 20 members this year given the COVID-19 pandemic, they added.