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3. 

Which butterfly has become the largest butterfly in India?

[A]. Nymphalis antiopa
[B]. Golden Birdwing
[C]. Southern Birdwing
[D]. Pieris rapae

Answer: Option B

Explanation:

The Himalayan butterfly named "Golden Birdwing (Troides aeacus)" has surpassed the "Southern Birdwing (Troides minos)" after 88 years to become the largest butterfly in India. The female species of the Golden Birdwing has a wingspan of 194 mm that is 4 mm larger than that of the Southern Birdwing with 190 mm wingspan while the largest wingspan in the male species of the Golden Birdwing is 106 mm. The largest female Golden Birdwing's forewing length is 90 mm.

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