Plant Diversity ›› 2001, Vol. 23 ›› Issue (13): 1-3.

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Report of Cultivating Butterfly in Baka, Xishuangbanna

LI Zi-Neng RUN Yuan - Mei   

  1. The Institute of Menglun Natural Reserve
  • Online:2001-12-26 Published:2001-12-26

Abstract: According to The Xishuangbanna Butterfly Investigation, 1996, there are 380 species or/and subspecies. Since early 1990s, butterflies have been utilized in large quantity as a local tourism specialty with nationalistic characteristics. In Xishuangbanna more than 1 500000 butterflies are collected each year. As a result of having been collected for many years, the number of butterflies and butterfly species available is decreasing in some areas, particularly some species with high commercial value.

Key words: Xishuangbanna