A new species of moth called the Zygaenid moth was discovered by researchers of Lepidoptera in the Talle Wildlife Sanctuary in Arunachal Pradesh, as published in the Journal of Threatened Taxa and Bombay Natural History Society’s papers. An unidentified Eclysma’s torn and the deformed carcass was discovered during a field trip at an elevation of about 1700m in Ziro in the Talle Wildlife Sanctuary. According to researchers, this discovery is the first record of the presence of Eclysma in Arunachal Pradesh. The newly discovered species, named after the local Apatani tribe, has been given the nomenclature of Apatani Glory, with the scientific name of  Eclysma Ziroensis. Researchers conclude that this is a univoltine species, i.e. it breeds once a year since it is seen mostly during the autumnal month of September.


As reported by Times of India, TNN | Jan 15, 2018, 09:00 IST

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