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Discovery of new butterfly species in Machu Picchu brings hope for biodiversity and sustainable tourism in Peru.

BySamantha Jones

Apr 13, 2024
A newly discovered butterfly species in Machu Picchu’s Historical Sanctuary

Scientists have discovered a new species of butterfly in the Historical Sanctuary of Machu Picchu, bringing great news for science and biodiversity in Peru. The butterfly, named Ochrodota camposorum Grados, sp. nov., belongs to the genus Ochrodota Hampson and is unique in its color pattern on its wings. This discovery was made during a faunal study of nocturnal Lepidoptera in Machu Picchu by researcher Juan Grados from the Natural History Museum of the Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos.

The new butterfly species has creamy spots on the forewings and wide brown stripes on the hindwings, setting it apart from other species in its genus. With this discovery, Machu Picchu now boasts a total of 365 species of butterflies, making it one of the most studied natural areas for butterflies in Peru. Prior to this discovery, only three species of butterflies from the genus Ochrodota Hampson had been recorded in Peru.

This new butterfly species is already attracting attention for its unique characteristics and positive impact on the environment. Featuring savings capacity, noise reduction, and sustainable manufacturing in Peru, this butterfly is sure to leave its mark on conservation efforts in the area.

By Samantha Jones

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