Itanagar: As many as 105 different species of butterfly were documented during the sixth edition of Ziro Butterfly Meet (ZBM) at Ziro in Lower Subansiri district of Arunachal Pradesh which, concluded on Sunday.
The key species recorded included the Bhutan Glory, Brown Gorgon, White Dragontail and Manipur Jungle Queen. Three species – Scarce Blue Oakleaf, Hairy Angle and Slate Awl, were recorded for the first time at Ziro.
Notable in the event documentation of more than 100 species of moths, including the elusive Apatani Glory was made, informed the event organizer, Ngunu Ziro.
Various presentations on butterflies and moths were made by the resource persons like Sanjay Sondhi of Titli Trust, Dehradun and Mohanprasanth P of Act of Butterflies, Coimbatore with a view to encourage knowledge sharing among the participants.
In addition, educational workshops were arranged for the students and local participants.
Earlier on September 4, the meet was formally inaugurated by Lower Subansiri Deputy Commissioner Chukhu Takar, who encouraged the participants to make it a knowledge-sharing platform.
During the inaugural session, a book titled Butterflies of Ziro was released by the DC. The book contains images and basic information of about 186 different species of butterflies mainly documented during the ZBMs.
Attending the valedictory function, Divisional Forest Officer of Tale Wildlife Sanctuary, Koj Rinya informed that the proposal of NgunuZiro to declare Kaiser-i-Hind as the state butterfly of Arunachal Pradesh last year is in the process of being approved.
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