Our general impression of moths is that they are reclusive creatures of similar appearance. However, moths come in a large variety of shapes and sizes. Different species will boast different sized antennae or wings. According to their intended use, wings come in a range of shapes and colors. In addition to flight, moths will use their wings to hide, to defend themselves, or to warn predators. Moth is same as butterfly, belong to Lepidoptera,uses light with a certain wavelength for flight navigation. During March to September is their active season for most moths. Although their lives are short, they are wonderful in nature.
A mixed forest habitat where wet and dry forests are interspersed
The difference in elevation across the hills and valleys of Guguan means a landscape of everchanging colors. During your hike, you will come across common vegetation such as Rhododendron formosanum , as well as habitats that only grows at higher elevations, including coniferous and broad-leaved forests,Pinus morrisonicola (often found growing on rugged terrain), the towering Pinus taiwanensis that prefers flat terrain, as well as abundant undergrowth in the form of bryophytes and ferns. These plants and trees are all “long-term” residents of the Guguan Scenic Area, as “low-key” native species and adventive species (with their more unrestrained appearance) mix together to create a unique ecological landscape.
The Guguan Scenic Area is rather unique in that it’s divided into both wet and dry regions, as seen from their differing vegetation and soil. The wetter regions are characterized by an abundance of bryophytes, ferns, and broad plants, while the drier regions are full of dry stones and tall, drought-resistant vegetation. The Guguan Museum (Guguan Visitor Center) has collected a series of different species and specimens from the nearby trails as an introduction into the area’s diverse plant life. The plants you’ll see were collected in autumn of 2020 and thus reflect the characteristics and life cycles of that particular season.