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Butterflies as a source of tourism on a wildlife ranch

11 November 2015

 

www.leopard.tvThe are many interest groups whose members focus on specific aspects of the natural world. These people are usually willing to invest a substantial amount of time and money in pursuing their interest and can be an alternative source of income on wildlife ranches that contain exceptional or rare examples when such people are specifically targeted and catered for as tourists. Some of the more common groups are interested in fossils, geology, birds, reptiles, frogs and toads, mammals – such as the Big Eight of Tourism, moths, butterflies, trees, wildflowers, succulents and fynbos plants.

Moths and butterflies are members of the Order Lepidotera of the Class Mammalia. They are all insects with membranous wings which are covered with dustlike, microscopic... (Become a subscriber for more)

 

References:

Anon 2004. Butterfly fossils. www.crystalinks.com/fossilbutterfly.html

Anon 2011. Top 10 rarest butterflies in the world. http://hubpages.com/education/Rare-Animals-Top-10-Rarest-Butterflies-in-the-World

Anon 2013. Butterfly evolution www.en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Butterfly_evolution

Woodhall, S 2005. Field guide to butterflies of South Africa. Cape Town: Struik Nature.

 

article by Prof J du P Bothma

 

 

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