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A series of butterflies have been seen from the Aravalli region in Rewari, Haryana. In the first survey on butterflies, 60 species have been identified in the Aravalli region. These include many special types of butterflies. On Tuesday, 10 teams of 5 to 6 members surveyed the Aravalli area of Rewari for 6 hours continuously, in which this beautiful picture emerged. Now the next stop of the Wildlife Department is the National Park at Kalesar in Yamunanagar on Thursday, a similar survey will be held here. More such surveys are likely to be conducted in other districts of southern Haryana in the first week of October. Actually, a large part of Rewari district comes in the Aravalli region. Till now no major survey has been done in Aravalli region, but for the first time in Haryana, survey on butterflies has started from Rewari. More than 50 experts from across the country have conducted a survey in 10 villages of the district adjoining the Aravallis. Gurugram circle chief conservator of forests (wildlife) MS Malik said the presence of butterflies is a sign of a healthy ecosystem. We got very good response for the survey in less time. With the species identified in the region, we will be able to better plan our conservation strategies. Focusing on what plants should be planted to further improve the ecology.
Apart from Delhi-Mumbai, experts from all over the country were involved.
A large area of Khol Khand of Rewari district comes under Aravalli. On Tuesday morning, a total of 10 teams of 5 to 6 members from other big cities across the country including Mumbai, Delhi, Faridabad reached the villages Palda, Ahrod, Basduda, Khol, Manethi, Bhalki, Majra, Nandha, Balwadi and Khaleta. Experts surveyed butterflies here for 6 hours. Meanwhile, Haryana Forest Department’s Principal Chief Conservator of Forests and Chief Wildlife Warden Jagdish Chander also accompanied the survey. Officials said the survey was successful with identification of both common and unusual species of butterflies. The fact is that within 6 hours 60 species were identified in an area of 1 thousand hectares. It shows that the tree and shrub structure of this region is very good.
Which species is common, more survey is needed
Sohail Madan of the Mumbai Natural History Society, who participated in the survey, said that more than 60 species of butterflies were observed during the survey, which is a good response, but it is difficult to understand which species are really common. More surveys are needed. It is also important to know the area and which are rare. The common albatross, which was seen on Tuesday, is an unusual butterfly, but it may be common to that area. This can only be known with future surveys. But it is a good initiative as we are trying to understand more what more can be done in this.
Unusual mole also seen
Officials said striped tiger butterfly, yellow pansy butterfly, spotless grass yellow butterfly and common rose butterfly are among the popular species to be seen. Apart from these, some other butterflies have come up in this survey, which are unusual.
More visible in this season
Officials further said that the maximum number of butterflies are seen in this season, which comes just after the larval breeding stage. The sightings of butterflies are likely to continue till the first week of October. According to the officials, the life of a butterfly is only for one month. A similar survey will be held in Yamunanagar’s Kalesar National Park on Thursday, 30 September. After that, more surveys are likely to be conducted in other districts of southern Haryana in the first week of October.