Wildlife

COMMON JEZABEL (BUTTERFLY)

Common Jazebel (Delias eucharis) is a very colourful and beautiful species of butterfly but distasteful to its predators. Its size varies between 6.6 to 8.3 cm. It is distributed throughout India and Srilanka eastwards to Northern Myanmar (Burma). It flies high around trees. Both Sexes are fond of flowers, most often seen around lantana plants and …

WHITE CRAB SPIDER

White Crab Spider (Thomisus lobosus) is a small sized beautiful spider which is endemic to India. The males are smaller in size than females. Females measures 3 – 5 mm while males are only 1 – 2 mm in size. These are commonly found in flowers and generally hide behind sepals and petals.  These spiders …

WORLD RHINO DAY 2018

IZFS Proudly Celebrated WORLD RHINO DAY on 22nd September 2018. There are 5 species of Rhinoceros (Gk. Rhino = Nose, Ceros = Horn) in world. The Vulnerable Greater One Horned Rhinoceros or The Indian Rhino (Rhinoceros unicornis Linnaeus 1758) are endemic to India & Nepal only where their population is about 3500. This is the …

WORLD WILDLIFE WEEK 2018

In India October 02 – 08 (First Week) is officially observed/celebrated as WILDLIFE WEEK with main objective to make people more aware of the preservation and conservation of our wildlife or fauna. Wildlife Week was initiated by Indian Board of Wild Life (IBWL) which was established by Government of India in 1952. Further IBWL initiated …

STATE FISH OF BIHAR: CLARIAS BATRACHUS

STATE FISH OF BIHAR: CLARIAS BATRACHUS

CLASSIFICATION: Phylum: Chordata Super-Class: Pisces Class: Teleostomi Order: Siluriformes Family: Clariidae Genus: Clarias Species: batrachus LOCAL NAME: Mangur COMMON ENGLISH NAME: Walking Cat Fish FIN FORMULA: D65-70, P1/8, V6, A47, C17, B4 Pair BREEDING SEASSON: Monsoon Period (June-July) CONSERVATION STATUS: Vulnerable. MARKET VALUE: Rs. 180-250/kg (Approx. in local market of Motihari) Note: It has been …