In a surprising and rare sighting, a sizable butterfly graced the premises of the sub-district office. Its presence drew a growing crowd of onlookers, eager to catch a glimpse of this beautiful creature. The Sub-Divisional Magistrate (SDM), Hanuman Singh Rathore, also made his way to the scene, capturing a photograph of the butterfly.
The investigation revealed that this exquisite butterfly is known as the Luna Moth, native to the United States, Canada, Mexico, Japan, Bangladesh, and Nepal. While it was once found in Uttarakhand, it has sadly dwindled and become extinct in the region over time. The Luna Moth has an impressive wingspan measuring 9 inches. Its aesthetic appeal is further heightened by delicate maroon lines adorning the edges of its green, net-like wings, as well as maroon and white spots nestled between those wings.
This unexpected encounter with the Luna Moth has left the community in awe. Such encounters remind us of the importance of preserving our natural heritage and protecting the habitats of these unique and wondrous creatures.