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@dioscora (309)
Philippines
February 21, 2007 12:19am CST
The Philippines has the highest concentration of butterflies in the world. It has 895 species of butterflies and about 352 of these species are endemio to the country. It also hosts about 25,000 species of insects., the largest of which is the giant MOTH with a wingspan of 1 FOOT.
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• United States
2 Mar 07
I read that recently my self. I understand that 352 of them are very unique there. And I can only think a moth this large would be a little freakly to see for the first time as thats the size of a small bird. I'm looking forward to exploring the nature and wild life there very soon.
@dioscora (309)
• Philippines
4 Mar 07
Thanks for the additional information too here.
• Philippines
21 Feb 07
Nice!!! thanks for posting this one here and for the additional knowledge. I appreciate people starting some educational discussion.
@dioscora (309)
• Philippines
22 Feb 07
Thanks for your reply Andrei.
@hestee (250)
• Nigeria
4 Mar 07
Your topic is very good. I personally look forward to having people post on topics that can broaden the knowledge base of other members. Do keep up the good work.By the way is butterfly collecting your hobby?
@hellboi (663)
• Philippines
22 Feb 07
Ei, I didn't know that! Good thing you shared this information to us. This is really good news. It might mean the biodiversity in the Philippines is quite astounding even though it may be limited to the insects but nonetheless it is still diversity. There is really one butterfly dome in Bohol but I was not able to go inside it. I wonder if they have that one-foot moth that you mentioned. I would love to see how big it is up close.