Butterflies Up Close
27 Apr 2016

As the older ones entered the exhibition earlier, the little ones had the opportunity to take a walk in the ecogarden. Miss Kristine introduced them to the Lantana.

As the older ones entered the exhibition earlier, the little ones had the opportunity to take a walk in the ecogarden. Miss Kristine introduced them to the Lantana.

She told them more about how Lantanas are useful to people.

She told them more about how Lantanas are useful to people.

Next they saw some sunflowers.

Next they saw some sunflowers.

They entered the culinary plants section and were welcomed by the scent of pandan leaves.

They entered the culinary plants section and were welcomed by the scent of pandan leaves.

Pandan.

Pandan.

They also saw the lemon grass plants.

They also saw the lemon grass plants.

Lemon grass.

Lemon grass.

Butterflies Up close.  We are the first group to enter this butterfly enclosure.  We were told that new pupa are brought in from the Philippines twice a week.

Butterflies Up close.  We are the first group to enter this butterfly enclosure.  We were told that new pupa are brought in from the Philippines twice a week.

The picture is made with butterflies of different species.

The picture is made with butterflies of different species.

Ancient Insects

Ancient Insects

Dragonflies

Dragonflies

Mantis, Crickets and Cicadas

Mantis, Crickets and Cicadas

Butterflies and Beetles

Butterflies and Beetles

Learning the differences between a moth and a butterfly.

Learning the differences between a moth and a butterfly.

The life cycle of a butterfly begins from the egg, either in a cluster or a single egg.

The life cycle of a butterfly begins from the egg, either in a cluster or a single egg.

The caterpillar then comes out from the egg shell.

The caterpillar then comes out from the egg shell.

Their shell is their first meal.

Their shell is their first meal.

After eating, it goes into the pupa stage.

After eating, it goes into the pupa stage.

Getting to know more about the caterpillar.

Getting to know more about the caterpillar.

The children got to see an actual caterpillar on display.

The children got to see an actual caterpillar on display.

They then entered a butterfly enclosure and got to take photos with butterflies.

They then entered a butterfly enclosure and got to take photos with butterflies.

Butterflies in the pupa and chrysalis stage.

Butterflies in the pupa and chrysalis stage.

Common rice butterfly

Common rice butterfly

Jacintha Eggfly

Jacintha Eggfly

Peacock butterfly Depending on the angle you look at it, the colour changes.

Peacock butterfly
Depending on the angle you look at it, the colour changes.