White Tufted Royal Butterfly

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Recently, a team of butterfly observers and researchers have found White Tufted Royal Butterfly, a rare butterfly species at Kalliyad in Kannur district of Kerala.

 About White Tufted Royal Butterfly:

  • White Tufted Royal Butterfly is a rare species and is protected under Schedule 2 of the Wildlife Protection Act.
  • The wingspan of the butterfly is just 32-40 mm.
  • Its larvae feed on Scurrula parasitica, a plant belonging to the Loranthaceae family.
  • The species had been previously spotted in Agasthyakoodam in 2017 and the Shendurney Wildlife Sanctuary in 2018.


Q1) Where is the Shendurney Wildlife Sanctuary located?

The Shendurney Wildlife Sanctuary is located in the Kollam district of the Indian state of Kerala.

Source: Rare White Tufted Royal Butterfly found in Kannur