Tamil Nadu declare a State Butterfly

Tamil Nadu declare a State Butterfly
Question: Recently which Indian state became the fifth to declare its state butterfly?
(a) Tamil Nadu
(b) Karnataka
(c) Uttrakhand
(d) Telangana
Answer: (a)
  • Tamil Nadu has recently declared Tamil Yeoman (Cirrochroa Thais) as its state butterfly to mark its rich natural and cultural heritage.
  • This butterfly is locally known as Tamil Maravan meaning ‘Tamilian Warrior’.
  • It usually sized between 60 and 75mm, belongs to the family of brush-footed butterflies or the Nymphalid.
  • Tamil Nadu became the fifth India state to declare its state butterfly after Maharashtra(Blue Mormon), Uttarakhand(Common peacock), Karnataka(Southern bird wings) and Kerala (Malabar banded peacock).

Links:

https://thewire.in/environment/tamil-nadu-state-butterfly-tamil-yeoman

https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/trichy/tamil-yeoman-declared-tamil-nadus-state-butterfly/articleshow/70010674.cms

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