Tiger butterflies collect alkaloids that help create pheromones to attract females in Pui O, Lantau. Hong Kong has an impressive tally of around 245 butterfly species. Photo: Martin Williams Tiger butterflies collect alkaloids that help create pheromones to attract females in Pui O, Lantau. Hong Kong has an impressive tally of around 245 butterfly species. Photo: Martin Williams
Tiger butterflies collect alkaloids that help create pheromones to attract females in Pui O, Lantau. Hong Kong has an impressive tally of around 245 butterfly species. Photo: Martin Williams

Hong Kong butterfly bonanza, from intersex ones with wings wider than a dollar bill to Mormons and peacocks, and where to spot them

  • Going on a butterfly hunt can make for a great outdoor experience in Hong Kong. Be sure to have a camera with a fast shutter to catch their beating wings
  • Species like great Mormons are easy to see, unlike common jays and white dragontails. And then you could stumble on a truly rare find …

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Tiger butterflies collect alkaloids that help create pheromones to attract females in Pui O, Lantau. Hong Kong has an impressive tally of around 245 butterfly species. Photo: Martin Williams Tiger butterflies collect alkaloids that help create pheromones to attract females in Pui O, Lantau. Hong Kong has an impressive tally of around 245 butterfly species. Photo: Martin Williams
Tiger butterflies collect alkaloids that help create pheromones to attract females in Pui O, Lantau. Hong Kong has an impressive tally of around 245 butterfly species. Photo: Martin Williams
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