The Penang Butterfly Farm in Teluk Bahang, Penang Island is home to 3,000 living specimens of over 50 species of rare and exotic butterflies, frogs, scorpions and other insects. Some of the features here include a lily pond, rock garden, tunnel, bubbling mud pool and artificial waterfalls. There is also a garden enclosure, breeding area, laboratory, exhibition area, souvenir shop and information centre, e.g. The Museum of Asian Artefacts which houses an Insect Museum, an Art Gallery and a Gallery of Asian Artefacts.
“Common Malaysian Butterflies - Penang Butterfly Farm Part 2”, a copyrighted post, was written for My Nice Garden blog by Autumn Belle @ http://www.mynicegarden.com/ on February 26th, 2011.
The following are some of the pictures of Malaysian butterflies that I took during my visit on 9th December 2010. As soon as I know their correct scientific names, I shall update this post accordingly. Meanwhile, anyone can make a guess. Your help shall be greatly appreciated.
and Great Egg Fly (Hypolimnas bolina) on top.
Thank you very much, Andrea for getting the Hypolimnas bolina right!
4. The colour of autumn leaves - New Lacewing (Cethosia cyane)
The female is paler in colour compared to the male.
6. Yellow Birdwing aka Common Birdwing (Troides helena)
this beautiful orange-red flower is the zebra plant (Sanchezia speciosa)
Thank you very much to Lotus Leaf who successfully identified the plant!
7. Yellow Glassy Tiger - Parantica aspasia
8. A female New Lacewing - Cethosia cyane
9. This is the same gal as no. 8 but in a different pose.
10. Chocolate Albatross (Appias lyncida)
11. Dark Blue Tiger - Tirumala septentrionis
12. Blue Glassy Tiger (Parantica agleoides)
This one has something extra at the tip of its abdomen.
I wonder what is this thingy for - laying eggs?
Well, one thing's for sure, it is not for hitting golf balls!
*This post has been updated on Mar 2nd, 2011 with the correct scientific names of the butterflies.
My grateful thanks to Mr Andy Loke, staff of Penang Butterfly Farm for helping me identify all the above butterflies and explanation about the hair-pencil.