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Noble’s Helen Butterfly

Noble’s Helen Butterfly:

Extremely rare Noble’s Helen butterfly was recorded for the first time in India from the Namdapha National Park in Arunachal Pradesh.

Noble’s Helen butterfly:

  • It is a swallowtail butterfly with a wingspan of 100–120 mm.
  • It has an extra white spot in the dorsum of the forewing.
  • Scientific name: Papilio noblei
  • They are found in Myanmar, Yunnan, Hubai (China), North Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam.
  • The species is known to be very rare in occurrence in its previously known ranges.

Namdapha National Park:

  • It lies on the international border between India and Myanmar (Burma) within Changlang District in the state of Arunachal Pradesh.
  • The Namdapha protected area is located between Dapha Bum ridge of Mishmi Hills, of North Eastern Himalayas and Patkai Ranges.