May 27, 2005

Kingdom of Butterflies

Around 150 butterfly species can be found in Yangmingshan National Park. The area between Tatunshan and Mientienshan is particularly rich in butterflies due to its several nectar-bearing wildflowers.

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Common Yellow Swallowtail
Papilio xuthus koxinga
(Rare in Taiwam)

Green Spotted butterflies migrate between Japan and Yangmingshan. Their numbers usually peak in the second week of June. I plan to be there to see for myself!

Posted by Dan at 04:03 PM