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