The sixth edition of The Ziro Butterfly Meet was held recently at Sabansari district in Arunachal Pradesh.
The four-day event featured workshops on butterfly watching, butterfly photography, and the significance of butterflies in the ecosystem for students and local attendees.
The first Ziro Butterfly Meet, held in 2013, had drawn the attention of butterfly enthusiasts all over the world when the rare and elusive Kaiser-e-Hind was photographed live for the first time in India. The sixth meet resulted in documentation of 105 species of butterflies in and around Ziro. The key species recorded were the Bhutan Glory, Brown Gorgon, White Dragontail and Manipur Jungle Queen. Three species called the Scarce Blue Oakleaf, Hairy Angle and the State Owl were documented for the first time at Ziro, event organisor Ngunu Ziro said in a statement.