Ypthima Watsoni Butterfly | UPSC | IUCN Status | Why In The News ?
Recently, a team of wildlife researchers has rediscovered the ‘Ypthima watsoni’ butterfly after 61 years near a village called Phuldungsei in Jampui Hills under the North Tripura district.
About Ypthima Watsoni Butterfly :
- It is a species of Satyrinae butterfly and commonly known as ‘Looped threering’.
- It was distributed in Assam, Myanmar and Thailand.
- It belonged to the family Nymphalidae of the insect order Lepidoptera.
- The species was last seen in the year 1958 in Manipur.
- Commonly known as ‘Looped three-ring
- The wingspan is 30 – 40 mm in males and 32 – 38 mm in females.
- Adults are on a wing year-round with peaks in summer and Autumn in southern Africa.
- There is only one generation in one year.
Key Facts About Ypthima :
|Species Name||Ypthima Watsoni|
|Other Name||Looped threering Or Looped three-ring|
|Habitat & Distribution||