30cm-wingspan butterfly discovered in Hanoi
The woman released the butterfly to the garden but it flew back into her house. The next morning, she released it again and once again, it flew back to her home. It is strange that the butterfly always perches on a piece of ngoc am wood.
Neighbors flocked to Tuyet’s house to see the giant and beautiful butterfly. They measured its wingspan, which is 30cm.
Some old people in the village said that they saw similar butterflies only once in the 90s. They called them Lady Butterfly but actually this species is carambola butterfly (Attacus Atlas) since they are created from worms on carambola trees.
This is among three species of butterflies in Vietnam Red List. This is the biggest butterfly species in Vietnam and the world, with wingspans from 25 to 30cm.
A carambola worm.