Featured Species

FEATURED SPECIES OF THE MONTH (April)

European Fire Salamander Salamandrar Salamandra

The European Fire Salamander is a species of amphibian found across central Europe. Their conspicuous markings of yellow spots or stripes make them easily recognisable and one of the most photographed amphibians. It has a preference for deciduous woodland habitats, especially in upland areas preferring to remain inconspicuous during the daytime. They concealing themselves among fallen leaves, underneath mossy logs, fallen tree trunks, and branches.

Salamanders are generally active in the early evening and at night, but during heavy rainfall, they are often seen during the daytime. They require small streams, brooks, and ponds for the development of the larvae. Their diet consists mainly of insects, slugs and earthworms, etc.
FEATURED SPECIES OF THE MONTH

Rhodinia verecunda Taiwanese Squeaking Silkmoth

Saturniidae or Silkmoths as they are frequently known belong to a supper group of giant moths in the family Lepidoptera. They are by nature colourful, with some species having wingspans in excess of 16cm. There are approximately around 1,400 species worldwide. Most occur in the Tropical and Subtropical regions of the world. They do not feed in the adult stage and rely on the food reserves built up during larval development.

Rhodinia verecunda a beautiful species found mainly in Taiwan in Taraoko National Park, but it has also been seen in Guangdong Province in China. Rhodina are a group of moths that fly mainly in the autumn and their colouration reflects this time of the year. It is a species that is seldom photographed but is one of the most attractive species in the Rhodina family.
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