Butterfly Names And Images Butterflies have fascinated us for their magnificence, frailty and the thriller surrounding its life. For time immortal, the great thing about butterflies had not only impressed poetic and inventive imagination, but also has captured the curiosity of even of the small children.
It is clear that even our ancestors were moved by their behavior. When they observed 1000's of butterflies migrating in the direction of "Sripada" (the sacred mountain which the Buddhists believe the Buddha's foot print was stamped) during the pilgrim season, they believed that the butterflies were migrating to pay homage to the Buddha. Thus they went to the extent of naming the most sacred mountain of Sri Lanka, the Sripada, as "Samanala kanda".
At current, although this migration still takes place in some areas of Sri Lanka, it could not been seen in many of the areas, as a result of human intervention on the environment. Thus it is sad to note that many of the current younger era, has not seen this nature's fascinating spectacle. Nonetheless there's hope, as environmentalist and others who have taken interest on this subject, has learned that by providing the required environment, we may still recreate this vanishing butterfly migration.
Researchers have found by fossil evidence, the butterflies have been on this earth for over 30million years. When classifying butterflies, some scientists have earlier described the butterflies being belonging only, to eleven (11) families, then subsequently it became (2) super families and 5 (5) families. At current most scientists have categorised butterflies belonging to three (three) super families and 5 (5) families.
To ascertain butterfly gardens you should have few Host vegetation, Nectar vegetation and land space. On the inception, it is recommended to plant 'Adana Hiriya' 'Wara' 'Aththora' 'Akkapana'',Kiri Aguna wel', as Host vegetation and 'Balunakuta', Shoe flower, Trdex, Zeeniyas, Ixora as Nectar Plants. A used earthen curd milk pot with mud, sunk to ground stage and a container to carry some ripe fruits will probably be ample for a small garden. To ascertain a big garden knowledgeable advice is needed. Butterfly Names And Images