Tamil Nadu Government has declared Tamil Yeoman (Cirrochroa thais) as the state butterfly of the state based on the recommendation of state forest department. With this, Tamil Nadu became the fifth state in the country to announce its state butterfly. Maharashtra was the first to declare Blue Mormon (Papilio polymnestor) as its state butterfly, followed by Uttarakhand (Common peacock), Karnataka (Southern bird wings) and Kerala (Malabar banded peacock).
With such declaration, butterfly becomes pride of the state after. It also helps conserve its ecosystem and paves the way for eco-tourism. It also helps people to recognize the importance of butterflies which subsequently helps in its conservation.
Other State Species of Tamil Nadu