Context: Recently, a team of wildlife researchers has rediscovered ‘Ypthima watsoni’ butterfly after 61 years near a village called Phuldungsei in Jampui Hills under the North Tripura district.
About Ypthima Watsoni
- It is a species of Satyrinae butterfly and commonly known as ‘Looped three-ring’.
- It was distributed in Assam, Myanmar and Thailand.
- It belonged to family Nymphalidae of insect order Lepidoptera.
- The species was last seen in the year 1958 in Manipur.