Vote for Singapore’s National Butterfly
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Vote for Singapore’s National Butterfly

An ICON for Butterflies of SingaporeOurs to Cherish, Ours to Protect

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Vote for Singapore’s National Butterfly

Voting Dates: 21-Mar to 30-Apr 2015

www.nationalbutterfly.org.sg

Voters of the winning entry are automatically entered into lucky draw!

Get updates from

www.facebook.com/singaporenationalbutterfly

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Voting Website

will be launched on 21-Mar 2015

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Facebook page

launched on 8-Mar 2015As of 9-Mar 2:30pm

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What

..will happen if Singapore continues to lose more of its butterfly species? We will have fewer butterflies to admire and enjoy in our gardens, parks and especially forests where most of them live

The reproduction of our trees and shrubs will be affected as butterflies help in pollinating flowers and therefore in the production of seeds

Our biodiversity ( the total range of life forms including plants, mammals, birds, reptiles, and insects) will be reduced

As butterflies and their caterpillars form part of nature’s food chain, both wildlife and the well-being of our environment will suffer

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Who

All Singaporeans, Permanent Residents

Each

person is entitled to one vote

Only one butterfly is to be chosen from the nomination list

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Why

..vote to select a National Butterfly for Singapore? By selecting a National Butterfly for Singapore, it underlines our recognition and appreciation of the part which butterflies play towards the well-being of our environment

It will serve as a voice too for other lesser-studied but environmentally-important insects such as bees and beetles that share the same habitats

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Singapore Butterflies

Majority live in forests Past Present

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Singapore Butterflies

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FACTS

Just over 310 existing species, 290 resident100 extinctThreatened – 20 critically endangered 6 endangered 19 vulnerable

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Papilionidae

(Swallowtails)

Pieridae

(Whites &

Sulphurs

)

Nymphalidae

(Brush footed

Butterflies)

Lycaenidae

(Blues,

Coppers & Hairstreaks)

Riodinidae

(Metalmarks)

Hesperidae

(Skippers and flats)

Butterfly Families in Singapore

310 species now. ~290 resident. ~100 extinct. 45 threatened

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Butterfly Habitats

Forests/Nature Reserves

Parks/Gardens/Wastelands

Urban

Mangrove/Coastal

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Forests/Nature Reserves

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Mangrove/Coastal

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Parks/Gardens/Wastelands

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Urban

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Butterflies by habitats and rarity

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Who should qualify as national butterfly?

You decide!

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Selection Criteria

Beauty SizeLife statusEndemism or Uniqueness Reflection of the spirit of the nation

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The Nominees

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Painted Jezebel

Delias hyparete metarete

Medium-

size

Brightly

coloured

Most habitats

High flyer

Adaptable

Resilient

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Painted Jezebel

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Common Birdwing

Troides helena cerberus

Female largest butterfly

Threatened status

Highly sought after – CITES

High flier

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Common Birdwing

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Common Rose

Pachliopta aristolochiae asteris

Threatened status

Stunning red and white

Reminiscent of

national flag

 

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Common Rose

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Knight

Lebadea martha parkeri

Medium-size

Forest denizen

Subspecies u

nique to Singapore

Resilient 

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Knight

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Common Tiger

Danaus genutia genutia

Medium-

size

T

iger

striped wingsLocal version of Monarch

Mangrove

and coastal

Adapt well to parks and gardens

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Common Tiger

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Common Tree Nymph

Idea stolli logani

Large

Graceful and majestic

Forest denizen

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Acknowledgements

Project by:

Supported by:

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Vote for Singapore’s National Butterfly

An ICON for Butterflies of SingaporeOurs to Cherish, Ours to Protect

Q & A

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Vote for Singapore’s National Butterfly

An ICON for Butterflies of SingaporeOurs to Cherish, Ours to Protect

Thank You!