Types Of Beautiful Butterflies Butterflies have fascinated us for their beauty, frailty and the mystery 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's clear that even our ancestors have been moved by their behavior. After they seen hundreds of butterflies migrating in the direction of "Sripada" (the sacred mountain which the Buddhists consider the Buddha's foot print was stamped) throughout the pilgrim season, they believed that the butterflies have been 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, although this migration still takes place in some areas of Sri Lanka, it couldn't been seen in many of the areas, because of 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 may be hope, as environmentalist and others who have taken curiosity on this subject, has realized that by offering the necessary setting, we could still recreate this vanishing butterfly migration.
Researchers have discovered by way of 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 turned into two (2) super families and 5 (5) families. At present most scientists have categorised butterflies belonging to 3 (three) super families and 5 (5) families.
To determine butterfly gardens it's best to have few Host plants, Nectar plants and land space. At the inception, it's endorsed 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 ground degree and a container to hold some ripe fruits will be sufficient for a small garden. To determine a large garden expert recommendation is needed. Types Of Beautiful Butterflies