Take a breathtaking stroll in Darulaman Sanctuary and discover the wonderful species of butterflies in the lush rainforests of Langkawi.
Langkawi is known as the ‘Jewel of Kedah’ and is famous for its crystal clear waters, breathtaking views and stunning beaches. Not limited to that, Langkawi is a paradise for nature lovers and adventure lovers alike as this small island is blessed with beautiful lush greenery and a large diversified ecosystem of flora and fauna. Lubuk Semilang is located at the base of Gunung Raya and is surrounded by the lush blooming rainforests. Prepare for a relaxing leisure walk along the lush rainforest of Lubuk Semilang surrounded by an abundant diversity of flora and fauna. As the experienced butterfly guide or Lepidopterist commences your journey, it is the optimum time for the butterflies to emerge.
There are about 1008 recorded species of butterflies in Malaysia, more than 500 species in which are from Langkawi, making Langkawi the perfect spot for butterfly sighting. Butterflies are not only a treat for sight, they also play a vital role in the ecosystem, whereby they aid in the distribution of the pollen. The nectar produced by flowering plants attract this winged wonders hence it is no surprise there are so many butterflies on Langkawi Island as there are an abundant species of flowering plants on the island. Look out for the beautiful Banded Peacock as this species of butterflies are rarely found elsewhere, but are caught fluttering around Langkawi. The beautiful Golden Birdwings are usually seen flying at the top of tall trees, but periodically come down. Another stunning butterfly species is known as the Tiger, due to its tiger-like stripes on its wings. This butterflies can be deadly for creatures attempting to eat them as they have toxic chemicals that they acquired from feeding on toxic plants when they were caterpillars. Among the other wonderful species of butterflies, you can discover are Albatross, Oak Blues, Sailors, Grass Yellows, black and white Helens, Bush Browns and many others!