From a hobby and a love of butterflies, you want to restore Herath colored animals around the neighborhood. The desire was encouraged to make efforts that are useful for the conservation of butterflies, particularly in Lampung, Sumatra.
“I felt in many of these are not dealing with butterflies,” said Herawaty in Jakarta in May.
According to the endangered butterflies, among others, due to conversion of forest land. Increased activity led to the diversity of species of butterfly larvae mainly wild plants, whether in the form of trees, shrubs and herbs that are reduced, scarce or absent.
“Given the importance of butterflies in our lives, it is necessary for the conservation of butterflies and moths around around us,” he says.
Along with the Friends of Nature Foundation (YSA) Float, Herath initiate activities for environmental conservation and biodiversity, since early 1997. One of YSA is to make a butterfly garden Gita Persada for the conservation of butterflies of Sumatra. Conservation efforts made by the butterfly farm and part of the product pelepaskan nature.
Butterfly Conservation efforts by the Friends of Nature Foundation Lampung begins with the identification of species of butterflies in the region of Sumatra, especially Lampung. It is also conducting studies to find host plants for larval feeding.
Butterfly diversity studies conducted in various locations in Metro Manila, including Tahure G. Betung Lampung, Right Way, West Lampung, small islands in the Bay of Lampung Way Kambas National Park and.
Then place the manufacture of Butterfly Garden opened its doors in an area of five hectares. Its location in the village of Tanjung Alo, Monte Betung, Bandarlampung. The objective is to obtain micro-habitats for the life of a butterfly.
This can be done, in part, by planting a wide variety of nectar-producing flowering plants, such as the Soka, Lantana, pagoda, Jarong, Kaliandra. They also grow a variety of host plants for their larvae feed as Aristolochia Tagalog, soursop, avocado, lemon, Excavata Clausena, Ruku-bowing.
Apparently, in its development, the public increasingly aware Butterfly Garden Lampung the Gita Persada. Even people who use it as a place of environmental education. Number of visitors around 1500-3000 people a year. Among them are students from kindergarten to university students and the general public. “I remember thinking, wow this park into a natural laboratory,” said Herath.
One of the advantages was Butterfly Garden Tour Open Persad managed YSA Lampung know the butterfly. About 50 species of butterflies are present and breeding Butterfly Garden Open Appias libythea Mount Betung Doleschallia bisaltidae ie, Catopsilia Scylla, Precis Orithya, Hypolimnas Bolina, cider Eurema, Danaus Chrysippus and kernel Euploea. Butterflies have complete metamorphosis. Includes 4 different changes in their life cycle are: egg – larva – pupa – butterfly.
The moth lays its eggs on young leaves of plants that are host plants. Each butterfly species have larvae that eat only the leaves of certain plant species. Through several larval stages, then become pupae (cocoon). So after a while came from the cocoon of a butterfly.
The butterfly flew back and forth looking for flowers to suck the honey. Butterflies suck honey for the energy of the flight and reproduction.
Also, the mastery of techniques of larvae rearing livestock feed mill YSA encourage various local herbs or woody plants, especially fruit. Insurance without a premium for rural communities in Lampung. With the concept of community forests for the good of the people of Lampung, critical area planting and land borders with a wide range of woody plants or fruit in a number of economies (each at least 1000 stems / area).
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