Four new Butterfly species recorded

A team from UWICE had conducted a Butterfly survey in Darla, Lhamoizingkha and Phuntsholing area recently. Karma Wangdi, who led the team recorded four new additional species of Butterflies to Bhutan. The new records are:

Scobura isota -Khasi Forest Bob,
Niphanda cymbia- Pointed Perrot,
Horaga viola – Brown Onyx
Horaga Syrinx- Ambon Onyx (Female)

Mr. Karma Wangdi, lepidopterist with UWICE has confirmed the additional species in the family of Lycaenidae (Blues) & Hesperiidae (Skipper). According to him, Bhutan now has 177 species of Lycaenidae and 145 species of Hesperiidae, adding to a total of 732 butterfly species in the country.

For detail please visit www.uwice.gov.bt

Pointed Pierrot
Pointed Perrot

Brown Onyx
Brown Onyx

Khasi Forest Bob
Khasi Forest Bob

Ambon Anyx
Ambon Onyx

 

-UWICE

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