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The key driver of butterfly extinction is the loss of habitat. Human clear lands for agriculture, logging, mining, roads, and urban development. As a result, the food plants for caterpillars and adults are removed. Conditions that support the ecosystem change, making the land unsuitable for butterflies.

February 16, 2017 Read more
Firefly resting on a leaf

Despite its name, fireflies are not flies at all! Instead, they have hardened forewings called elytra, and belong to the most abundant order of insects, Coleoptera, or the beetles.

December 3, 2016 Read more
Fireflies

Fireflies are beneficial insects that you want around! The larvae of most species are specialised predators that feed on soft-bodied invertebrates like snails, slugs, and mites.

November 15, 2016 Read more
Summer hits Tenby International School Penang again this year on the 16 July 2016 and Entopia's Bug Rover was there to bring nature closer to community.
July 27, 2016 Read more
Entopia Pressroom

The Penang Butterfly Farm, the tropical world’s 1st butterfly and insect sanctuary, was founded by David Goh in 1986, once a young teacher and self taught entomologist. Now, David Goh is the Chairman of Butterfly House (Pg) Sdn Bhd, the company that manages Entopia.

April 27, 2016 | 2 Read more
Banded Swallowtail Caterpillar

Besides being well known as pollinators, butterflies are also food sources for other animals, such as birds, small lizards and frogs. In order to avoid becoming a predator’s delicious meal, butterflies have to develop several strategies to fight back.

February 27, 2016 Read more

Intrinsic value Butterflies and moths are the second most abundant species of insects in the world, after the beetles. Butterflies exist on all continents except Antarctica. Butterflies have a long natural history on Earth. Scientists…

February 5, 2016 Read more
Bug Rover Penang Tour

The Bug Rover has been officially launched with overwhelming response and support from fellow Penangites. It’s maiden tour around Penang will now begin on the second half of this memorable day in Entopian history.

November 23, 2015 Read more
Presenters of the AMAZED conference all smiles!

If you are an avid newspaper reader, you might have read about Penang Butterfly Farm’s transformation into Entopia a few months back. Together with that transformation news, is the exciting bit that—Entopia is opening sometime…

October 20, 2015 Read more
Crawlies, let's go!

Here we go again! After a long break due to the major redevelopment, The Entopia Education team travels to Uplands School this time for a round of fun and interactive session with the kids! A…

October 5, 2015 Read more
New Lacewing (Cethosia cyane)

Butterflies and moths come from the same group of insects, which is the order of Lepidoptera. The word Lepidoptera is derived from Greek, which means “scaly wings” or λεπίδος (scale) and πτερόν (wings). The beauty…

August 31, 2015 Read more

What is “gynandromorph”? Gynandromorph refers to organisms that display both female & male traits. In other words, they are both male & female. This happens to butterflies but chances of finding them are rare. Here’s…

August 17, 2015 Read more
Hydrogen Oxide - Water

Water = H2O, a very simple formula but it is one of the most essential element to all living organisms. A drop of water can save a life! Water actually has multiple purposes such as…

August 17, 2015 Read more