Kaiser-i-Hind

News: Arunachal Pradesh’s Cabinet approved Kaiser-i-Hind as the State butterfly of Arunachal Pradesh.

About Kaiser-i-Hind

Source: The Hindu

Kaiser-i-Hind (Teinopalpus imperialis) literally means Emperor of India.

Conservation status:

  • IUCN Status: Near Threatened
  • CITES:Appendix II
  • Wildlife (Protection) Act, 1972:Schedule II.

Habitat: The Butterfly is found in Nepal, Bhutan, Myanmar, Laos, Vietnam and southern China.

In India, it is found in six states along the eastern Himalayas at elevations from 6,000-10,000 feet in well-wooded terrain.

Vegetation: It flies high in the canopy of broad-leaved temperate evergreen forests.

Indicator Species: The presence of this butterfly indicates the existence of a good forest ecosystem.

 

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