Chocolate-bordered Flitter

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A team of researchers have discovered a new Butterfly species in Sikkim. They have named it ‘Chocolate-bordered Flitter’.

About Chocolate-bordered Flitter
Chocolate-bordered Flitter
Source: The Hindu

Chocolate-bordered Flitter (Zographetus Dzonguensis) is a golden yellow butterfly discovered in Dzongu in North Sikkim.

The butterfly has been named ‘Chocolate-bordered Flitter’ as it has a chocolate coloured border around both wings.

The closest relatives of this butterfly are Zographetus pangi in Guangdong, and Zographetus hainanensis in Hainan, both in southeastern China close to Hong Kong.

However, the physical appearance of this species differs slightly and the internal structures of the males also differ slightly.

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