US$ 4.00 Adults
US$ 2.00 Children (5-10)
FREE Children (up to 4 yrs.)
- Rancho Baiguate, Jarabacoa
Species on exhibit:
- Family Papilionidae
- Family Nymphalidae
This family includes the majority of the species of butterflies of the country, of medium and large size, with vivid and very showy colors. Here one exhibits 4 species: butterfly zebra (heliconius charitonius), the known butterfly agraulis (agraulis vanillae), butterfly drías (dryas iulia) and butterflies as Monarch pertaining to Danaus generate.
Rancho Baiguate jointly with the Entomologist Kelvin Guerrero, has developed the first concrete initiative in the country of a sustainable project of raising and exhibition of species of Dominican butterflies. This project basically has three phases:
|Property of butterflies, where these put eggs in host plants|
|Raising of the caterpillars|
Exhibition of the butterflies in mariposario PAPILLON
constructed for such effect.
Our project is merely sustainable; we did not collect species of wild butterflies, reason why we did not hit the natural populations. We raised the species of butterflies in our property. In addition we contributed to the biological control of mechanical way, collecting the worms of the butterflies that attack the fruit cultures like citruses, passion fruit and granadillo. Also we helped to maintain the wild populations of butterflies within lands of Rancho Baiguate through promotion of the gardens of butterflies. PAPILLON GARDEN, 6 species of pertaining butterflies of two relatives are exhibited who are very common and frequent throughout the year and with an ample distribution of all the national geography from level zone to mountainous areas.