In the forests, whether the mountainous evergreen or lowland deciduous, Thailand's wealth of flora and flowering trees calls forth an astonishing abundance of butterflies.
Visit the World Heritage sites of Thung Yai Naresuan and Huai Kha Khaeng sanctuaries as the prairie flowers blossom, and vou'll see the whole expanse of grassland shimmer with the vivid hues of these delicate creatures. Go to the mudflats and wetlands along the coast, particularly in Khao Sam Roi Yot National Park, you will find a totally different yet equally copious assortment of species.
The kingdom of Thailand is alive with the fluttering brilliance of over 1,200 species of butterfly - more than almost any country in the world. If you are out in the forest at night, you could well see the world's largest moth, spectacular for both its bold brown and cream markings and for its incredible eight-inch wingspan.