Amazing Butterfly House

Amazing Butterfly House

Amazing Butterfly House In Davao, which is located on Maa, Davao City, along the Davao River.

The Amazing Butterfly House had a great number of butterflies, and some of nearly any color you could imagine. It was a such a beautiful day, sun shining, barely a cloud in the sky. We had a great time, and really enjoyed the butterflies and Learning all about them. it was a joy watching the kids enjoy it.

AS a wildlife sanctuary, the Amazing Butterfly House in Davao is a safe shelter and haven for butterflies, flowers, plants, and other exotic animals such as fishes, crickets, tarantulas and scorpions. It is one of the many butterfly conservation facilities in the Philippines. Other notable one are in Cebu, Boracay, Bohol and Jumalon.

The Amazing Butterfly House is priced at P350 Entrance Fee and you can learn all about the Butterfly Stages. For the P350 Entrance Fee price you also get to tour the Tribu K’Mindanawan, and at the Crocodile Park.

Butterflies undergo four stages of transformation or metamorphosis from caterpillar to an adult butterfly: egg, larva, pupa and adult.

Butterfly Life Cycle Stages

Eggs

Butterfly eggs are hard-ridged outer layer of shell lined with a thin coating of wax which prevents the egg from drying out before the larva has had time to mature. Each egg contains tiny funnel-shaped openings at one end which allow sperm to enter and fertilize the egg. Butterfly and moth eggs vary in size between species, but are either spherical or ovate.

Egg Stage

Caterpillar

The larvae, or caterpillars are multi-legged and eat plant leaves. While most caterpillars are herbivorous, a few species eat insects.

Caterpillar Stage

Pupa

The caterpillar transforms into a pupa where the wing starts to form a structure that is compressed from top to bottom and which rapidly unfolds to a full adult butterfly.

Pupa Stage

Adult or Imago

The adult stage of the butterfly is called the imago. An adult butterfly has six legs. After it emerges from the pupa, a butterfly cannot fly until the wings are unfolded. A newly-emerged butterfly needs to spend some time inflating its wings with blood and letting them dry. Some butterfly wings may take up to one to three hours to dry.

Butterfly Stage

There is also a fruit nursery at the Davao Butterfly House where several varieties of fruit plants are available for sale such as the popular Dragon Fruit, Banana Tree, Dwarf Coconut Tree, Giant Balimbing Tree, Durian Tree, Atis Tree, Fig Tree, Abiu Tree, Lanzones Tree, and many others.

A children’s playground can also be found just outside of the Davao Butterfly House where both adults and children alike can rest and enjoy after the tour.

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