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About 140 butterfly species have been identified in famous hill station Matheran, Mumbai

R Sinduja

News Editor
Image Credit: pixabay

About 140 species of butterfly & over 22,000 butterflies were identified in Matheran, a famous hill station near Mumbai. After almost 125 years, this is first of its kind authentic work done to represent the butterfly fauna in Matheran. BNHS scientist Mandar said while roaming in Matheran forests and capturing these butterflies, they never thought that they would be working on this data to present it as a research paper.