Friday, 27 August 2010

Buckfastleigh Butterflies

Just a few of the delightful butterflies and plants to be found in the Buckfastleigh Butterfly House.

Clipper butterflty.

An unknown species.


Caterpillar of the Owl butterfly on a Banana tree.

A Malachite emerging from its cocoon.

Unknown plant.

Birthwort - a pitcher plant.

An Atlas moth with a wingspan of 25-30 cm (10-12 inches). They are considered to be the largest lepidopteran species in the world with a total wing surface area of around 400 sq cm or 65 sq inches. Atlas moth cocoons have been employed as purses in Taiwan.

A Citrus Swallowtail.

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