Here you can see four species of butterflies (from left to right): Three Spot Grass Yellow (Eurema blanda arsakia), Common Jay (Graphium doson postianus), Taiwan Swallowtail (Papilio thaiwanus), and Common Bluebottle (Graphium sarpedon connectens). The latter three belong to the family of Papilionidae.
This male butterfly, which is called Athyma selenophora laeta, was standing on a rock by the stream. It has one band of purplish white in a black background on the back of its wings.
This local species (Acraea issoria formosana) was laying eggs on the back of the leaves of Pouzolzia elegans Wedd.
This one (Great Eggfly or Blue Moon Butterfly; Hypolimnas bolina kezia) has several purplish white spots in a black background on the back of its wings. This one is similar to the second photograph which belong to the same family of Nymphalidae.
According to the records, we have more than 400 species of butterflies in Taiwan. So a lot more to learn about these facinating creatures. After all, I was major in biology in college.
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