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Tigers in Fanling, Hong Kong

Tigers have not been seen in Hong Kong since WWII, but I found these in Fanling on the golf course just a couple of weeks ago...these are of course the common tiger butterfly.

Clever planting of food for caterpillars and a variety of flowering plants to attract the adults means they can be found in abundance. Although attractive to the human eye, the orange colouring of the adult serves as a warning to predators to stay away, as the body contains toxins derived from the larval food plant.


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