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    World of Butterflies in Marikina

    Was able to visit Marikina World of Butterflies some time ago with J, a Marikina denizen, as guide.

    Butterflies, a cousin of Tutubi (dragonfly) in the insect world represent the most beautiful members of the Insect kingdom. (Dragonflies are the most handsome, hands down, this is Tutubi's blog, remember?)

    Some pictures:

    picture chrysalis hanging on a girdle (resting stage of moths is called cocoon, chrysalis for butterflies)
    photo of a larva (caterpillar) on a host plant
    the giant Mariposa (a moth, Scientific Name: Atticus Atlas)

    No pictures of fluttering butterflies since they're mostly flying in the morning, not in the afternoon and evening, like moths do.

    Will post butterfly pictures in an upcoming series on butterfly watching! :P


    Marikina World of Butterflies
    Mondays to Sundays 8am to 5pm
    Champagnat corner Ordonez Sts
    Brgy. Marikina Heights, Marikina City
    Telephone No.: 9413747

    P20 for students, senior citizens and Marikina residents
    P40 for tourists and visitors

    How to go to Marikina World of Butterflies:

    Commute: Board a Marikina-bound FX on Aurora Blvd in Cubao, Quezon City, drop off at Meralco then hire a tricycle.

    Directions to Marikina World of Butterflies

    UPDATE: April 2011: this facility was hit by typhoon Ondoy where most of the butterflies died. probably not in good condition up to this time

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    posted by backpacking philippines @ 9:43 PM,


    At Nov 17, 2007, 4:46:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

    hey, please label the pics. the last one is the giant moth, Atticus sp. ata - resty o.

    At Nov 17, 2007, 8:41:00 PM, Blogger Sidney said...

    Interesting trip! I don't know that place. Need to put this on my to do list !

    At Nov 18, 2007, 12:11:00 AM, Blogger dave (",) said...

    i also like dragonflies, they're sleek and efficient fliers. though butterflies in varying life stages were part of my childhood backyard observations. still, i encountered only about three species back then. how about this one in marikina? do you have a list of species in there?

    At Nov 18, 2007, 10:31:00 AM, Anonymous RennyBA said...

    What a lovely trip and great pics - very exotic for a Norwegian you know - thanks for sharing!

    Btw: Thanks for your anniversary greeting and great support on my Best European Blog nominations.

    At Nov 18, 2007, 7:31:00 PM, Anonymous kneeko said...

    woowww what a great pictures or your baby cousins hehehee...

    you captured every details of the subjects...

    thanks for sharing dragonfly :P

    At Nov 19, 2007, 7:26:00 AM, Blogger carlotta said...

    kool, another place in marikina to visit. wala nako maisip kasi besides riverbanks.


    At Nov 20, 2007, 10:08:00 AM, Anonymous tutubi said...

    r.o., updated already. it's the picture of a giant mariposa and yes, it's a moth

    sidney, i will go back there to take pictures of the host plants of the butterflies :)

    dave, a return trip is in the offing one of these days for i'm studying butterfly gardening :)

    rennyba, buterflies don't grow in cold countries. they need the warmth of the sun to power them up

    kneeko, now you're changing my name to english :P

    carlotta, i'm asking J to make a list of a marikina travel and food trip :)

    At Nov 20, 2007, 6:10:00 PM, Anonymous biyahengpinoy said...

    sayang, pumunta ka pala sa marikina. dapat naikot kita sa mga spots dito sa marikina. to know more info about marikina, i've made a blog just for marikina.

    oo nga pala tutubi, ifefeature ng ang videos ko. check mo na lang ang blog ko from time to time para maupdate ka. baka next week, uploaded na yun.

    At Nov 20, 2007, 6:37:00 PM, Anonymous tutubi said...

    biyahengpinoy, as i've mentioned in my post, J our guide is from Marikina.

    what i needed really was information and location of MariKorea monument erected somewhere in your city to commemorate the heroism of Filipinos who fought during the Korean War. It's said that Marikina's rolling hills resemble those of Korea that's why the soldiers (PEFTOK) trained there.
    Refer to the P500 bill for a picture of Ninoy Aquino covering that war as a journalist

    any info and directions would be appreciated :P

    At Nov 20, 2007, 7:56:00 PM, Anonymous biyahengpinoy said...

    tutubi, i've posted an answer to your inquiry about marikorea's location in marikina city, in my marikeno blog. here is the direct link:

    At Nov 21, 2007, 8:30:00 AM, Anonymous iskoo said...

    maganda ito, 20 pesos lang babayaran ko (senior citizen!) hehehe. abangan namin susunod na pictures...

    At Nov 21, 2007, 11:40:00 AM, Anonymous Ferdz said...

    Matagal ko nang gusto puntahan to, pag nag swiswimming ako sa sports complex dun laging nakakalimutan ko hehe. Malapt ba sya sa complex?

    At Nov 21, 2007, 12:52:00 PM, Anonymous orange said...

    haven't been there. looks like a very interesting place to go to.
    i'd like to visit it next year! :P
    nice pics!

    At Nov 21, 2007, 6:23:00 PM, Anonymous tutubi said...

    iskoo, di ka papasa senior dun hehe

    ferdz, di sya malapit dun. medyo malayo nang pumunta kami to both places

    orange, visit it anytime :P

    mhel, how about a backpacking marikina or marikina travel guide?

    At Nov 21, 2007, 6:57:00 PM, Blogger tina said...

    yayy.. ;p i love butterfly farms.. hehe. ;p i like dragonflies as well.

    At Nov 22, 2007, 12:05:00 AM, Anonymous mousey said...

    maraming butterfly garden dito at ang mga butterflies galing ng pinas.

    At Nov 22, 2007, 5:48:00 PM, Blogger tin-tin said...

    huy! mura lang ha. nakapunta ako yung sa aklan & subic

    At Nov 22, 2007, 6:17:00 PM, Anonymous tutubi travel and living philippines said...

    tina, pictures of butterflies in the works. do drop by again

    mousey, nasan ka ba? will post information on other butterfly farms and gardens here one of these days

    tin-tin, u have info on those 2 in aklan and subic?

    At Nov 23, 2007, 4:53:00 AM, Anonymous biyahengpinoy said...

    this is my reply to your inquiry about the marikorea monument in marikina city. i've placed a new picture of it. took a picture of it just yesterday. here is the link.

    if you guys have any other questions about marikina, i'll try to answer all of them. thanks tutubi.

    At Nov 24, 2007, 10:27:00 AM, Anonymous dodong flores said...

    Will wait for those upcoming butterfly photos :D :D :D

    At Mar 27, 2008, 12:56:00 AM, Blogger arlene said...

    Im from Marikina yet I've never been to World of Butterflies. Gotta go and visit one day!

    At Oct 25, 2008, 8:59:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

    hi. who do you travel with? do you accept new members in your escapades? i also love to travel.=)

    At Oct 25, 2008, 10:36:00 AM, Blogger tutubi said...

    anonymous, sometimes i travel alone, oftentimes with a friend or two, always unplanned and on short notice. the last planned trip of mine was the calaguas island (where my header pic was taken)

    At Mar 15, 2009, 2:10:00 PM, Anonymous paul henry said...


    At Dec 27, 2011, 10:03:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Good Morning!

    I just want to know your full contact details including email address of Marikina World Butterflies.

    Thank you!

    At Mar 6, 2012, 11:36:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

    are you selling butterflies??

    At Mar 6, 2012, 11:38:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

    are you selling butterflies??? for wedding purpose???

    At Sep 16, 2015, 3:20:00 AM, Blogger Hghgg Yguyy said...

    world of butterflies are open for visitors?

    At Sep 16, 2015, 3:22:00 AM, Blogger Hghgg Yguyy said...

    rehabilitation of world of butterflies are finish? is this open for visitors?


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