Maharashtra Government on 23 June 2015 declared the Blue Mormon (Papilio polymnestor) as the State butterfly. Blue Mormom is the second largest butterfly found in India after the southern birdwing.
With this, Maharashtra became India’s first state to have a State butterfly.
The decision to declare Blue Mormom as the state butterfly was taken at a meet of the State Wildlife Board in Mumbai.
|State Bird||Yellow-footed Green Pigeon|
|State Animal||Giant Squirrel|