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New sub-species of six-line blue butterfly discovered from south Western Ghats

The Hindu | 30/03/2021 07:37 PM | Click to read full article

A new sub-species of the six-line blue butterfly named Nacaduba Sinhala Ramaswamii has been discovered from the south Western Ghats and it adds to the butterfly fauna of India as well as that of the Western Ghats of Tamil Nadu and Kerala.

The new butterfly species is named after Lord Rama, signifying the connection across the sea to Sri Lanka.