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Favourite butterfly species

Discussion in 'General Zoo Discussion' started by lowland anoa, 2 May 2015.

  1. lowland anoa

    lowland anoa Well-Known Member

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    What are your favourite butterfly species? Mine is the Rajah Brooke's birdwing.
     
  2. Elephas Maximus

    Elephas Maximus Well-Known Member

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    Mine are Atlas & Comet moths, specifically females.
    It's fun to handle them, feeling their eggs inside, and their anger too :p
    Female moths become useless for breeding if not mating with male shortly after hatching, since their eggs develop shells and can't be fetrilized.
    So, such female gets only one fate - becoming a specimen.
    And the task of spreading large moth requires it to be gutted :)
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  3. squirrelmonkey

    squirrelmonkey Well-Known Member

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    I don't know many butterfly species but when i was in a butterfly house i saw a see through butterfly. I believe it was a glass wing/ Greta Ora. I also like the blue morpho.
     
  4. lowland anoa

    lowland anoa Well-Known Member

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    Yep, it's the glasswing as they're commonly seen in zoos.
     
  5. TheMightyOrca

    TheMightyOrca Well-Known Member

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    The Rajah Brooke's birdwing is a favorite of mine, thanks in part to Animal Crossing. I also like rice paper butterflies.
     
  6. Ortolan bunting

    Ortolan bunting Well-Known Member

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    my favourite butterfly is the Glasswinged butterfly (Greta oto)