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Spirogyra Butterfly Farm Park Garden

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No. of species  50–60
Phone  +506 2222 2937
Address  San José, Costa Rica
Location  San Jose Province, Costa Rica
Website  www.butterflygardencr.com
Hours  Closed now Wednesday9AM–3PMThursday9AM–3PMFriday9AM–3PMSaturday9AM–3PMSundayClosedMonday9AM–3PMTuesday9AM–3PMSuggest an edit
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The Spirogyra Butterfly Farm Park Garden, (Spanish: Mariposario Spirogyra), located in San Francisco de Goicoechea, on the edge of Rio Torres, north of Zoológico Simón Bolívar, in Barrio Amon, Carmen District, San José, Costa Rica, is a butterfly house that houses from 50-60 different species of live butterflies from around the country in a climate-controlled, glass-enclosed habitat.

The conservatory includes flowering plants, cascading waterfalls and trees. There are also several species of free flying "butterfly friendly" birds.

There is a learning center where guests can get a close up view of a variety of live caterpillars feeding and developing on their host plants. Spirogyra Garden also works with different groups of women from rural areas of Costa Rica find alternative sources of income from field labor cultivating butterflies near forests for export.

Species

Butterfly species in display at Spirogyra Butterfly Garden include:

  • Heliconiinae: Heliconius erato, Heliconius charithonia (zebra heliconian), Heliconius hecale and Heliconius cydno
  • Swallowtail butterflies: Parides iphidamas and Parides photinus
  • Owl butterflies: Caligo memnon, Caligo eurilochus, and Caligo atreus
  • Pieridae: Phoebis sennae
  • Morpho peleides
  • Eurytides (edible)
  • References

    Spirogyra Butterfly Farm Park Garden Wikipedia


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