Blue Pansy
Blue Pansy

SRINAGAR — The Government of Jammu and Kashmir on Wednesday declared Blue Pansy (Junonia Orithya) as the butterfly of the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir.

“Sanction is hereby accorded to the declaration of Blue Pansy (Junonia Orithya) as the butterfly of the Union Territory of J&K,” reads an order issued by Principal Secretary to the Government, Forest Ecology and Environment, Deeraj Gupta, as per the news agency KNO.

Last year, the government had declared Kalij Pheasant as the bird of the Union Territory.

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