Common Palm Dart Telicota colon hayashikeii

Common Palm Dart (Telicota colon hayashikeii)

Location: Kending, Taiwan

8 Comments

      1. sidilbradipo1

        check it out: Lantana belongs to the verbena family (Verbenaceae) and has almost 200 species of perennial flowering plants native in the tropical region of the Americas, Africa and Australian-Pacific.
        Lantana has adapted to the natural environment of South Asia (especially Taiwan) and has species of 3 varieties and 5 horticultural plants.
        I did not know butterflies love this plant.
        I did not know lantana grows in Asia.
        Thank you :)
        Ciao
        Sid

  1. sidilbradipo1

    I check it out: Lantana belongs to the verbena family (Verbenaceae) and has almost 200 species of perennial flowering plants native in the tropical region of the Americas, Africa and Australian-Pacific.
    Lantana has adapted to the natural environment of South Asia (especially Taiwan) and has species of 3 varieties and 5 horticultural plants.
    I did not know butterflies love this plant.
    I did not know lantana grows in Asia.
    Thanks :)
    Ciao
    Sid

    1. Sylvia

      Sid, does it grow where you live?
      We have it in the southern US. And I’ve seen it in China, Taiwan, Thailand, Bali…it is a butterfly magnet, so when you are in places where it grows, it is always good to keep an out for butterflies.

      1. sidilbradipo1

        I live in Northern Italy, too cold in winter for this plant. And there is also intensive agriculture with use of pesticides and pollution, so butterflies are very rare. They are mostly on the hills and lower slopes of the mountains (the Alps), but it isn’t easy to find them.
        Ciao
        Sid

        1. Sylvia

          That is so sad to hear! I worry about that here in China. Each year in Chengdu, I saw less and less butterflies. But I hope that won’t be a probably down here in Yunnan, where we live now. But Northern Italy sounds lovely! Your country is high on my list of places I’d love to visit.

  2. sidilbradipo1

    Northern Italy sounds lovely if you like art, culture, cuisine, gardens, monuments, fashion (the famous Milan and its designers), but not if you like nature because intensive agriculture has destroyed the wild side of nature: oh yes, there are WWF protected areas; oh yes, there green fields of grain corn and wheat; oh yes, there are green woods and lakes; oh yes, there are in summer billions of mosquitoes eating you alive that nobody/nothing can destroy, etc. etc.
    But there are such a few butterflies, and fireflies (I too love them) are so incredibly rare that children do not konw they exist!
    If you want to visit Northern Italy, pls contact me: it will be a great pleasure for me to meet you :)
    Ciao
    Sid

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