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  • 01 February, 2023

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Nobel's Helen Butterfly

Nobel's Helen Butterfly

Arunachal Pradesh just discovered India's newest butterfly.


  • A Swallowtail butterfly that was previously known to live in Myanmar, southern China, and India has now been discovered in India for the first time.
  • In Arunachal Pradesh's Namdapha National Park, it is discovered at three different sites between September 2019 and September 2021.
  • It is a Papilio noblei, or Noble's Helen, butterfly, which is highly rare.


  • It was originally widespread in the montane forest at moderate elevations in northern Thailand. It is most similar to the Papilio antonio from the Philippines and is distinguished by a considerably larger dorsal white spot.

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Source: The Hindu

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