Itanagar (Arunachal Pradesh) Oct 2 : Around 180 species of butterflies were recorded in Seijosa area of Arunachal Pradesh’s East Kameng district during an annual event that encourages research and conservation of the colourful insects,reported news agency PTI.
According to the agency report important species of butterflies, including the ‘Creteus Cyrina’, ‘Arhopala Oenea’ and ‘Chersonesia Intermedia’ were recorded at the three-day North East Butterfly Meet that concluded on Monday.
The fifth edition of the event, organised by the Butterflies of Northeast India Group, was held at the Pakke Wildlife Sanctuary and Tiger Reserve.
The meet provides a common platform for butterfly enthusiasts, wildlife researchers and staff of forest department to interact on butterfly diversity, distribution and conservation, and explore their rich diversity in the region, stated the report .
Around 50 participants from different states participated in the event, including butterfly lovers from Assam, West Bengal, Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Maharashtra, Haryana, Andhra Pradesh and Meghalaya., the report said.
Pakke is an important biological hotspot and butterflies play a key role in maintaining the biological richness of the region.