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Tamil Nadu became the fifth state to declare a state butterfly.
- Tamil Nadu has declared the Tamil Yeoman butterfly species as the state butterfly.
- It is also known as Tamil maravan which means warrior.
- It is endemic to Western Ghats.
- Tamil Yeoman is uniformly orange in colour with a dark brown outer ring.
- Tamil Nadu became the fifth state in the country to announce its state butterfly.
- Maharashtra – Blue Mormon
- Uttarakhand – Common Peacock
- Karnataka – Southern Birdwing
- Kerala – Malabar banded peacock or buddha butterfly