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Butterflies and Moths in Taiwan

Butterflies and Moths in Taiwan

Postby hannes » 02 Dec 2014, 10:12

I'd like to start a new topic (please merge it if there is another one like it somewhere, couldn't find any) about

Butterflies and Moths

I love hiking and I love everything that is crawling and fluttering about around hiking trails and country roads.

So in this thread I hope people could share their pictures of butterflies, moths, and caterpillars spotted in Taiwan. I am particularly interested in matching caterpillars with butterflies/moths. Always eager to find out what a caterpillar will turn out to be after transformation.

I'll start with this shot of what I believe is a moth caterpillar.

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(Oh, and let's try to keep it one image per post, OK?)
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Re: Butterflies and Moths in Taiwan

Postby hansioux » 02 Dec 2014, 13:28

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captured this one on Guishandao. It's frigging huge.

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this mothling was able to move around the rim of the flower pot dangling while half of its body is in a cacoon. Taken around Hsingshan, Hsinchu.

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It's moth that flies and feeds like a humming bird. Taken at Nantou.
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Re: Butterflies and Moths in Taiwan

Postby hannes » 02 Dec 2014, 14:29

Love the first one. I saw a giant moth once in the Keelung (Jilong) area. Will try to find the pic.
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Re: Butterflies and Moths in Taiwan

Postby hannes » 04 Dec 2014, 10:44

Just some moth on the ground.

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Re: Butterflies and Moths in Taiwan

Postby hansioux » 04 Dec 2014, 11:22

I have never seen one like that before.
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Re: Butterflies and Moths in Taiwan

Postby Chris » 04 Dec 2014, 16:32

hannes wrote:I'll start with this shot of what I believe is a moth caterpillar.

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Yes indeed, of the genus Parasa.
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Re: Butterflies and Moths in Taiwan

Postby hannes » 05 Dec 2014, 11:32

Interesting triangular pattern

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Re: Butterflies and Moths in Taiwan

Postby hannes » 05 Dec 2014, 11:33

Chris wrote:Yes indeed, of the genus Parasa.


I love the colors of those. Very disco like. :)
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Re: Butterflies and Moths in Taiwan

Postby Hokwongwei » 05 Dec 2014, 12:54

I'm just here to see: I'm really enjoying this thread. Please keep them coming.
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Re: Butterflies and Moths in Taiwan

Postby hannes » 05 Dec 2014, 13:22

Hokwongwei wrote:I'm just here to see: I'm really enjoying this thread. Please keep them coming.


Don't you do macro too? I remember you posted some nice close ups.
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