Butterfly gardening

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Kerala is considered as one of the eighteen ‘biodiversity hot spots’ of the world. There are about 330 species of butterflies in this state. Kerala is home to more than 500 birds and 330 butterfly species, 37 of these endemic to the region. According to the Birdlife International, Kerala is also one of eight ‘centres of endemism’ in the Indian Subcontinent. Comprising of the largest butterfly in India, the Southern or Western Ghats Birdwing (Troides minos) witha wingspan of about 25 cms to the smallest, the Grass Jewel (Zizula hylax) with only 1.5 to 2 cm wingspan, the Kerala’s butterfly fauna is rich, diverseand scientifically very interestingly..


Butterfly gardening

Butterfly gardening – a growing school of gardening, specifically wildlife gardening, that is aimed at creating an environment that can attract butterflies, as well as certain moths, such as those in the Hemaris genus. Butterfly gardening is often aimed at inviting those butterflies and moths to lay eggs as well. Because some plants are not fed upon by adult butterflies, the caterpillar host should also be planted considering for a bigger population of butterflies. Butterflies typically feed on the nectar of flowers, and there are hundreds of such plants that may be planted to attract them, depending on the location, time of the year, and other factors. In addition to the planting of flowers that feed butterflies, other means of attracting them include constructing “butterfly houses”, providing sand for puddling, water, and other resources or food items, including rotten fruit etc.

Why people like Butterfly garden

Many people only like to look at the butterflies, while others like to take pictures also. Others try to help the butterfly population by planting native plants which rare or threatened butterflies feed on. Done correctly, butterfly gardening can increase the populations of butterflies. Many butterflies are becoming less abundant as a result of habitat destruction and fragmentation,and they do not feed on plants regularly found in gardens. Others may also help in tagging monarch butterflies, which helps scientists monitor monarch population and their migratory routes.


Butterflies of Kerala

Butterfly is a flying insect of the order Lepidoptera belonging to one of the super families Hesperioidea (the skippers) and Papilionoidea (all other butterflies). Many authors would include also members of the super family.Hedyloidea, the American butterfly moths. Many butterflies have striking colors and patterns on their wings. When touched by humans Butterflies tend to lose small numbers of scales, that look like a fine powder. If they lose too many scales It’s ability to fly will be impaired. People who study or collect butterflies (or the closely related moths) are called lepidopterists. It is true that Butterfly watching is growing in popularity as a hobby

Definitely Butterflies are perhaps the most conspicuous and colorful of insects. Due to their attractiveness and omnipresence they have acquired a niche in the prose and poetry of various cultures and traditions. Their caterpillars can be reared at home and the transformation from caterpillar to butterfly can easily be observed for any body, therefore , they make excellent subjects for n