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Butterflies and Moths in Taiwan

Re: Butterflies and Moths in Taiwan

Postby Nuit » 19 May 2016, 10:29

Moth. Ok, not Taiwan - Mie Province, Japan.

But still nice :).

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Re: Butterflies and Moths in Taiwan

Postby Tempo Gain » 19 May 2016, 12:50

Nuit wrote:From our front garden today, perfect snake mimicry. Daughter spotted it first :thumbsup:.
Also, the cocoon (not pictured) is a spitting-image of a curled up dried leaf. Astonishing.

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Re: Butterflies and Moths in Taiwan

Postby thesublimenakedfairy » 23 May 2016, 16:11

Went to a school outside Beipu this weekend. Tons of butterflies, chrysalis and caterpillars. School is 'famous' for its butterflies and even has a greenhouse and loads of information to study and protect them. Pretty cool.
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Re: Butterflies and Moths in Taiwan

Postby hansioux » 24 May 2016, 09:40

thesublimenakedfairy wrote:Went to a school outside Beipu this weekend. Tons of butterflies, chrysalis and caterpillars. School is 'famous' for its butterflies and even has a greenhouse and loads of information to study and protect them. Pretty cool.
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Re: Butterflies and Moths in Taiwan

Postby Dragonbones » 25 May 2016, 23:07

I'm quite concerned about the health of the winged insect population here. I garden without insecticides on a balcony, so each spring, I manually remove caterpillars from my scores of plants. Four or five years ago I was removing 10-20 caterpillars a day. It has been dropping dramatically. Last year it was nearly zero for the whole season. that's a drop of about 1300 to about 6. This year it is zero, absolutely zero, and there are very few butterflies hovering about the plants. Very few bees and wasps too, almost nil. Something is very, very wrong.
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Re: Butterflies and Moths in Taiwan

Postby Petrichor » 01 Jun 2016, 17:11

Saw this moth today in the entrance to my apartment building in Muzha. Never seen anything like it before. Sorry for the poor quality. Only had my phone on me.

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Re: Butterflies and Moths in Taiwan

Postby antarcticbeech » 01 Jun 2016, 19:06

I saw one of those once in Yangming Shan. I may have even posted the pic earlier in this thread, on the second page, but those picture are not displaying for me so I can't tell.
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Re: Butterflies and Moths in Taiwan

Postby Petrichor » 01 Jun 2016, 19:30

antarcticbeech wrote:I saw one of those once in Yangming Shan. I may have even posted the pic earlier in this thread, on the second page, but those picture are not displaying for me so I can't tell.


A friend said she saw some at the Taipei botanical garden a couple of weeks ago. I wonder why they are?
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