A group of lepidopterists have found a new butterfly species in India.
- The discovery of the species Nacaduba sinhala ramaswamii Sadasivan, 2021 in the Agasthyamalais in the Western Ghats a decade ago has now found place in the Journal of Threatened Taxa.
- The new taxon of Lycaenid butterflies belongs to the Nacaduba genus.
- Line Blues are small butterflies belonging to the subfamily Lycaenidae and their distribution ranges from India and Sri Lanka to the whole of south-eastern Asia, Australia and Samoa.
- It is the first time that a butterfly species was discovered by an all-Indian research team from the Western Ghats.
- Lepidopterology is a branch of entomology concerning the scientific study of moths and the three superfamilies of butterflies.
- Someone who studies in this field is a lepidopterist or, archaically, an aurelian.