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About Piarosoma Arunachalensis


Recently, researchers from Titli Trust, National Centre for Biological Sciences and others have discovered a new moth from Talle Wildlife Sanctuary in Arunachal Pradesh.


GS III: Environment and Ecology

Dimensions of the Article:

  1. About Piarosoma arunachalensis
  2. About the Talle Wildlife Sanctuary

About Piarosoma arunachalensis

Piarosoma arunachalensis is a species of moth that has the following characteristics:

  • It belongs to the genus Piarosoma and the family Zygaenidae.
  • It is a Burnet moth that is primarily active during the day.
  • Burnet and Forester’s moths are types of brightly colored day-flying moths that have clubbed antennae.
  • Moths are incredibly diverse, and scientists estimate that there are 160,000 species of moths worldwide and approximately 12,000 species in India.
  • Moths can have dazzling colors or be cryptic and easily blend into their surroundings.

About the Talle Wildlife Sanctuary

  • Talle Wildlife Sanctuary is located in the Indian state of Arunachal Pradesh.
  • It covers an area of 337 sq km and is situated at an altitude of 1800-2800 meters above sea level.
  • The sanctuary is home to various species of flora and fauna, including some rare and endangered species.
  • Some of the animals found in the sanctuary include the Red Panda, Asiatic Black Bear, Himalayan Tahr, and Barking Deer.
  • The sanctuary is also known for its bird diversity, with over 160 species of birds recorded in the area.
  • The Talle Wildlife Sanctuary is surrounded by dense forests and is characterized by steep valleys and ridges.
  • The sanctuary is an important watershed for the region, as it is the source of several rivers and streams that flow through the area.
  • The sanctuary is managed by the Arunachal Pradesh Forest Department and is a popular destination for nature lovers and wildlife enthusiasts.

-Source: The Hindu

March 2024