- Tamil yeoman (Cirrochroa thais) butterfly species has been declared the state butterfly of Tamil Nadu.
- Tamil yeoman is a tawny-coloured creature with a dark brown outer ring.
- It is among the 32 butterfly species found in Western Ghats.It is endemic to Western Ghats
- It is also known as Tamil Maravan which means warrior.These butterflies could be found mainly in hilly areas.
- Tamil Nadu has become the fifth state in the country to announce its state butterfly.Maharashtra was the first to declare Blue Mormon as its state butterfly followed by Uttarakhand (Common peacock), Karnataka (Southern bird wings) and Kerala (Malabar banded peacock).
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