A local resident in the Mekong Delta province of Soc Trang discovered a rare butterfly in his garden, which he later released into the wild.
|Huynh Phuoc Hoa and the rare butterfly (Photo: SGGP)|
Huynh Phuoc Hoa, 44, from Phu Thanh B Village in Phu Tam Commune in Chau Thanh District found a giant colorful butterfly perched on a branch of a tree in his garden.
Searching on the Internet, he discovered this to be a rare species listed in the Vietnam Red Book.
The butterfly had a brilliant yellow colored body and its wingspan measured 25cm.
According to the Vietnam Red Book, this butterfly species has a scientific name Attacus Atlas and is ranked at level R, which means ‘Rare’ and on verge of extinction.