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On 2007, the exportation of the natural tropical will open the territory of Sofia garden

  outstanding representatives are

Troides radamantus Troides radamantus - one of the most beautiful butterflies belong to the bird-wings. It is a marvellously effective combination of glaring gold with black velvet. In Philippine you can seldom see them in nature. Their wingspan is 15 cm. Idea leuconoe Idea leuconoe - differs by the unhurried flapping flight. The intricate magic pattern of her wings resembles a soft graphic drawing. Their wingspan is 14 cm.
Papilio rumanzovia Papilio rumanzovia - the red-crimson edging luxuriously frame the underside of the wings, but the top is with a grey and blue sputtering. Their wingspan is 14 cm. It is one of some butterflies, which contains red in her pattern. Papilio palinurus Papilio palinurus – the bright shine of a green stripe effectively underline the classic shape of the wide wings. Indonesia. Their wingspan achieves 12 cm.
On the exposition about 200 big tropical butterflies constantly fly.
Every week the exposition collection renew with new species.
  A unique specimen of a tropical butterfly, gynandromorphy Troidеs radamantus, has come into the world in “The tropical butterflies garden “. In the world’s practice of keeping such butterflies it is very rare. It is one gynandromorphy specimen of ninety thousand cases. Gynandromorphy butterflies are original semi male and semi female, when one part of a body is completely male and other is female. Natural distinctions of sex become apparent in full measure right up to the shape of antennas.
A butterfly’s life cycle is egg-caterpillar-pupa-butterfly-egg-caterpillar—pupa and so on. At the pupa stage a metamorphosis happens: a transformation of a wingless larva to an adult winged insect. A “maturing” of a pupa or more precisely of a butterfly in a pupa is allowed to see with a naked eye. For example from the beginning the Idea leuconoe pupas have an amber-golden regular colour, then it grows darker and it is possible to see some pattern and veins on the new butterfly’s wings.   Idea leuconoe
  The birth of a butterfly is really a miracle! A thin covering of a pupa breaks, Then You see antennas, a head and feet, which are used by butterfly to catch on. Thus making a great deal of efforts a butterfly releases rest of an abdomen and wings. At first the wings are small like convolute but very elastic. Just after appearing in the world a butterfly is open to injury. Its wings are damp and it cannot fly now. Little by little wings straighten up, grow to the right size and get dry in several hours. They loose a resilience, grow stronger, obtain lightness, and the butterfly may fly for the first time. It is ready for looking for a partner and coupling.
Coupling (courting) Sometimes striving for continuing of genus suppresses even a main instinct of self-preservation. Making court to partner the butterflies lose their vigilance. First of all the butterflies recognise each other by colour, size, shape of wings and smell, of course. Some species (Papilionidae, Danaeidae) make marriage dances on flight touching each other with antennas. A female of other species sits on a plant while a male dances in front of it or keeps other male off defending its territory. By showing of aggressiveness, a male may even attack small birds or sufficiently danger insects. After coupling (which may last for some hours), a female flies away looking for feeding plant (where future caterpillars will feed on) and lays eggs. The cycle has completed. The butterflies do not burden themselves with bringing children up.  
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