15-01-2018 10:00 AM | Lathika Saju | My Indian Dream
A new moth species has been discovered in Arunachal Pradesh
A new moth species was discovered from the Talle Wildlife Sanctuary in Arunachal Pradesh by researchers who confirmed that it was the first record of that species from the state.
Bombay Natural History Society scientist Monsoon Jyoti Gogoi and renowned lepidoptera (study of butterflies and moths) expert J J Young, and state education department employee Punyo Chada discovered the Zygaenid moth and wrote about an article about it which was published in the Journal of Threatened Taxa, an international journal on conservation and taxonomy, on December 26 last year.
They suggested that the new species, scientifically named Elcysma Ziroensis, be commonly called Apatani Glory, named after a local tribe called Apatani.