Sumatran Butterflies


Gita Persada Butterfy Park, Lampung Indonesia 

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Indonesia, known as a mega biodiversity country, has more than 15,000 species of butterflies. Many of these species are in the brink of extinction.

Gita Persada Butterfly Park was founded to counter the extinction. Gita Persada Butterfly Park founded in 1997 by Anshori Djausal and Herawati Soekardi as a model for conserving butterflies. The park, since then, has been succesful in conserving more than 100 species of sumatran butterflies. And this number also increasing every year along with the researchs of butterfly food plants, microhabitats and reproductions.

The park also becomes a place for education especially environmental education, research and tourist attraction.

Pupae cage to protect butterfly pupae before they hatch

a caterpillar and a lycaenid butterfly

This webpages show butterflies photographs with some comments. The butterflies photos shown here were all taken at Gita Persada Butterfly Park Lampung, Indonesia. So, all the butterflies are Sumatran species.

The classification in this site followed the modern classification which consists of two super family Papilionoidea and Hesperioidea. Papilionoidea or true butterfly consists of five family which are Papilionidae, Pieridae, Nymphalidae, Lycaenidae and Riodinidae. While Hesperioidae or skipper only consists of one family which is Hesperiidae.

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Gita Persada Butterfly Park can be contacted trough this addresses:

Jl. Griya Persada Blok IIB no.8 WHP Bandar Lampung, Lampung 35135 Indonesia

Phone/Fax: +62-721-702831, email: simataempat_at_gmail.com