Butterfly Species Costa Rica Butterflies have fascinated us for their magnificence, frailty and the thriller surrounding its life. For time immortal, the fantastic thing about butterflies had not only inspired poetic and artistic imagination, but additionally has captured the curiosity of even of the small children.
It is clear that even our ancestors were moved by their behavior. After they seen 1000's of butterflies migrating towards "Sripada" (the sacred mountain which the Buddhists imagine the Buddha's foot print was stamped) in the course of 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 present, though this migration nonetheless takes place in some areas of Sri Lanka, it could not been seen in many of the areas, due to human intervention on the environment. Thus it's unhappy to note that many of the present younger generation, has not seen this nature's fascinating spectacle. Still there is hope, as environmentalist and others who've taken interest on this subject, has discovered that by providing the necessary surroundings, we could nonetheless recreate this vanishing butterfly migration.
Researchers have found via fossil proof, 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 (eleven) households, then subsequently it become (2) tremendous households and five (5) families. At present most scientists have categorised butterflies belonging to 3 (3) tremendous households and five (5) families.
To ascertain butterfly gardens you need to have few Host plants, Nectar plants and land space. On the inception, it is suggested to plant 'Adana Hiriya' 'Wara' 'Aththora' 'Akkapana'',Kiri Aguna wel', as Host plants and 'Balunakuta', Shoe flower, Trdex, Zeeniyas, Ixora as Nectar Plants. A used earthen curd milk pot with mud, sunk to floor level and a container to carry some ripe fruits will be enough for a small garden. To ascertain a big garden knowledgeable advice is needed. Butterfly Species Costa Rica