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Colombia has the world’s largest variety of butterfly species

Colombia has the world’s largest variety of butterfly species

A Siproeta epaphus butterfly is seen at the Jose Celestino Mutis Botanical Garden in Bogota.

BOGOTA: Colombia is home to the world’s largest variety of butterflies, approximately 20% of all known species, according to a study published Tuesday by the Natural History Museum in London.

An international team of scientists cataloged 3,642 species and 2,085 subspecies, registering them in a document titled “Checklist of Colombian Butterflies.”

More than 200 butterfly species are found only in Colombia, said Blanca…

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