Wildlife Conservation Efforts

Kaiser-i-Hind is Arunachal’s State butterfly


From UPSC perspective, the following things are important :

Prelims level: Kaiser-i-Hind

Mains level: Not Much

An elusive swallowtail butterfly carrying ‘India’ in its name and found in next-door China will become the State butterfly of Arunachal Pradesh.


Protection status: Schedule II of Wildlife (Protection) Act, 1972

  • Kaiser-i-Hind (Teinopalpus imperialis) literally means Emperor of India.
  • This butterfly with a 90-120 mm wingspan is found in six States along the Eastern Himalayas at elevations from 6,000-10,000 feet in well-wooded terrain.
  • The butterfly also flutters in Nepal, Bhutan, Myanmar, Laos, Vietnam and southern China.
  • The move was made with a view to boosting butterfly tourism and saving the species from extinction in the State.

Other butterflies in news

  • The Malabar Banded Peacock or the Buddha Mayoori which was recently declared the ‘State Butterfly’ of Kerala will have a dedicated butterfly park in Kochi.
  • Tamil Nadu has also recently declared Tamil Yeoman (Cirrochroa Thais) as its state butterfly to symbolize its rich natural and cultural heritage.
  • Other states to have state butterflies are Maharashtra (Blue Mormon), Uttarakhand (Common peacock), Karnataka (Southern birdwings).


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