A Man Was Able To Repopulate Rare Butterfly Species In His Own Backyard (9 pics + 1 gif)

Posted in ANIMALS       3 Aug 2016       3328       1 GALLERY VIEW



Tim Wong, a California Academy of Sciences aquatic biologist and a butterfly whisperer, from San Francisco managed to repopulate the California pipevine swallowtail butterfly. This rare species was endangered and close to extinction but Tim Wong didn’t let it happen.
 

The California pipevine swallowtail butterfly was disappearing

Until biologist Tim Wong decided to repopulate it in his back yard

The butterflies only feed on one plant – the California pipevine, so Wong transplanted it into his yard

He built a greenhouse that had all the perfect conditions for butterflies to grow

Then brought in 20 caterpillars

And they began their long process of maturation

Where a caterpillar forms a chrysalis, until it finally turns into a butterfly

Now, 3 years later, Wong’s butterfly home is thriving and San Francisco is seeing more of these butterflies every day

“Each year since 2012, we’ve seen more butterflies surviving in the garden, flying around, laying eggs, successfully pupating, and emerge the following year,” said Wong

“That’s a good sign that our efforts are working!”


Credits:  www.instagram.com


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Tymusz 2 year s ago
Wong did right!
       
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