First ever butterﬂy survey conducted in Mudumalai reserve
- The first Butterfly Survey was conducted at the Mudumalai Tiger Reserve (MTR) (688.5sq.km)
- The survey was conducted by the TN Forest Department with the assistance of the Nature and Butterfly Society (TNBS), Coimbatore, and the Worldwide Fund for Nature (WWFIndia).
- The survey revealed that MTR is home to 175 species of butterflies.
- The TN State butterfly, Tamil Yeoman, was also recorded during the survey