Nacaduba Sinhala Ramaswamii Sadasivan

A group of lepidopterists have found a new butterfly species in India.

Important points:

  • 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.

SOURCE: MINT

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