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Chenkannan Tavitan or Red Eye Bush Brown                                                    

13th October, 2021 ENVIRONMENT AND ECOLOGY

 

Context: Chenkannan Tavitan or Red Eye Bush Brown a Rare butterfly spotted at Paithalmala.

More about news:

  • Red-Eye Bushbrown is endemic to the Western Ghats.
  • This butterfly is commonly found over 1,200 metres above sea level. They were previously reported in some parts of Wayanad.
  • Mostly found in areas north of the Palakkad Pass, Red-Eye Bushbrown is evolutionarily relevant.
  • The life cycle of this butterfly, which lays eggs in grass, has not yet been scientifically described.

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