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New moth species discovered in Arunachal Pradesh

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Wildlife researchers have discovered a new species of moth from the Talle Wildlife Sanctuary in Arunachal Pradesh.

The discovery of the new moth, ‘Zygaenid’ was published in the Journal of Threatened Taxa, an international journal on conservation and taxonomy, on December 26 last year.

In the article was published by Bombay Natural History Society scientist Monsoon Jyoti Gogoi and renowned lepidoptera (the study of butterflies and moths) expert J J Young, and state education department employee Punyo Chada.
One of the researchers said, ‘During a field trip to Talle Wildlife Sanctuary, we gathered a torn, deformed moth found to be an undescribed female Elcysma, at an elevation of 1,700m in Ziro. This discovery represents the first record of Elcysma from Arunachal Pradesh’

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