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<Visits to Other Butterfly Gardens>Visit to Muh Sheng Museum of Entomology

金獅湖遊

走訪茂林

探訪木生

 

 

 

 

◎Introduction of Muh Sheng Museum of Entomology:  

        Muh Sheng Museum of Entomology was established by the first curator, Mu-sheng Yu, in 1919. Mr. Yu had devoted all his life to the study of insects and discovered lots of new species of beetles and butterflies to provide academic research, which was definitely a great contribution. Cing-jin Yu, the son of Mu-sheng Yu, set up “Muh Sheng House of Entomology” on Nanchang Street, Puli Township in 1974 in order to memorize his dad and carry on his behest. Due to the continuous stream of visitors, Puli Township could no longer accommodate such a large number of vehicles and people. Therefore, in 1986, the building was moved to Nancun Road and the exterior appearance was shaped into a butterfly with its name changed into “Muh Sheng Museum of Entomology”. Furthermore, in order to enhance people’s concept and understanding of insect conservation, the museum invited a well-known Japanese entomologist to cooperate with the development of making it the biggest outdoor insect teaching place in Asia, and provide people in our country with a better teaching space.

◎The butterfly cage inside Muh Sheng Museum of Entomology:       

        There is a large scale butterfly cage in Muh Sheng Museum of Entomology providing visitors with the opportunity to not only see but also touch butterflies.

        The species of butterflies in the cage include Idea leuconoe clara, Kallima inachus formosana, Papilio polytes, Papilio paris nakaharai, Cyrestis thyodamas, Appias lyncida formosana, Graphium sarpedon, and Ixias pyrene insignis.
 

(Source: Muh Sheng Museum of Entomology website)

◎Visit to the butterfly cage of Muh Sheng Museum of Entomology:

The sign and building are both
 in a butterfly shape


 

Pavement in the butterfly cage


 

The eggs


 

The eggs


 

The butterfly larvae


 

The pupa

Kallima inachus formosana
sucking the peel

Kallima inachus formosana
standing on the hand

Kallima inachus formosana
isn’t shy at all


 

Idea leuconoe clara


 

Beautiful Idea leuconoe clara


 

Ideopsis similis

 

 

◎Reflections sharing:
         This was an attraction mainly introducing insects that we specially visited when traveling to Nantou. Upon entering the gate, I saw the butterfly cage was right in front of me; through the introduction and guiding by the docents, I ultimately knew a variety of plants and butterflies. Among all of the creatures, the Orange Oakleafs impressed me the most. This was my first time to see Orange Oakleafs, and there were so many of them here. They would stand on people’s hands tamely, seeming like a dried leaf so much. Mostly, butterflies here grew and reproduced naturally, so the species were not as diverse as those in Jinshi Lake. While the environment here was quite nice with an artificial bridge, pavements, streams and so on, the amount of butterflies was considerable as well, especially Idea leuconoe clara and Kallima inachus formosana. Actually, I had even seen tens of hundreds of butterfly specimens from all over the world in the museum, including the largest species and the smallest species of butterfly specimens. Nevertheless, photography is forbidden in this area, I could only share my experience with you via words. Whoever is interested in insects, Muh Sheng Museum of Entomology would surely be a highly recommended attraction.