WHAT YOU WILL SEE

About 70 species of but­ter­flies are found in the Yeoor for­est.

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The species in­clude the world’s largest moth, At­las Moth, and the small­est but­ter­fly, grass jewel, Blue Tiger, Com­mon Crow, Pea­cock Pansy, Com­mon Pier­rot, Com­mon Mor­mon, Cas­tor, Striped Tiger, Plain Tiger, White Or­ange Tiger, Black Ra­jah, Com­mon Baron, Gaudy Baron, Com­mon Wan­derer, Lemon Pansy, Em­i­grant and Lime But­ter­fly

AT­LAS MOTH:

Th­ese world’s largest moth with a wing span up to 12 inches are found in and around Thane forests of Yeoor, Nagla, Tu­garesh­war. Male At­las moths are dis­tin­guished from fe­males by their smaller size, more ta­pered wings, and larger, bushier an­ten­nae

GRASS JEWEL:

This is In­dia’s tini­est but­ter­fly with a wing­span of 15mm – just the size of the nail of our small fin­ger

PRA­FUL GANGURDE

The na­ture park at Mul­lah Baugh at Yeoor was de­vel­oped a decade ago.

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