Tamil Nadu Declared ‘Tamil Yeoman’ or ‘Tamil Maravan’ as its State Butterfly

‘Tamil Yeoman’, a kind of butterfly found in the Western Ghats. It is declared as Tamilnadu state butterfly. It is also known as ‘Tamil Maravan’. Tamil Nadu is the fifth state in the country to announce its state butterfly. Its scientific name was Cirrochroa thais. ‘

Maharashtra the first to declare Blue Mormon (Papilio polgmnestor) as its state butterfly.
It is followed by Uttarakhand (Common peacock), Karnataka (Southern bird wings) and Kerala (Malabar banded peacock).


1. A dark brown outer ring.
2. Size is 60-75mm.
3. It is fast and flu straight with few wing beats and long glide.


1. It lags eggs in the vertical chain of 8-10.
2. Larva in a group below the leaf and often in shady areas.

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