• Recently, researchers discovered a new moth from Talle Wildlife Sanctuary in Arunachal Pradesh.

About Piarosoma arunachalensis

  • It is a moth species belonging to the genus Piarosoma.
  • It is a Burnet moth and is largely day-flying.
  • It belongs to the family Zygaenidae, which includes Forester and Burnet moths.
  • Burnet and Forester’s moths are brightly coloured day-flying moths, often with clubbed antennae.
  • Many species mimic butterflies and are distasteful to predators.
  • Moths are highly diverse organisms and scientists estimate there are 160,000 moth species in the world and about 12,000 species in India.
  • Their colours are either dazzling or so cryptic that easily camouflage with their surroundings.


About Talle Wildlife Sanctuary

  • It is a wildlife sanctuary as well as a bio-diversity hotspot located in the state of Arunachal Pradesh.
  • Pange, Sipu, Karing and Subansiri rivers flow through this sanctuary.
  • Flora: It comprises sub-tropical and alpine forests.

Fauna: Clouded leopard, Himalayan squirrel, Himalayan Black Bear etc.

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