Butterflies (Order: Lepidoptera) are brightly colored flying insects with two pairs of large wings that vary in color and pattern from species to species. Butterfly wings are covered with overlapping rows of tiny scales, a characteristic butterflies share with their fellow lepidopterans, the moths. There are about 17,500 species of butterflies spread throughout almost the entire world. The greatest threats to butterflies are habitat change and loss due to residential, commercial and agricultural development. There are about 84 butterfly species found within Indian borders.
Technical DetailsIssue Date: 28.01.2015
Values: Rf 70