The most common method of collecting butterfly is of course chasing
after them with a net. Or, loitering near flowering bushes or trees.
The most efficient method is by using baits. The following are the
Over-ripe bananas or pineapples, Chinese rice wine or beer, brown
or raw sugar. Soak fruit in wine or beer, add brown sugar. Keep
overnight or longer.
Remove prepared fruit from container. Keep wine concoction and fill
in spray container. Put fruit into netting and hang around areas
heavily wooded or near jungle stream. Spray occasionally with the
wine concoction to ensure it stays moist and fragrant. Check bait
in the day time and early evening and early morning.
Spray fresh urine on moist sandy patch along jungle stream. After
a while it will attract males of the families of: Nymphalidae, Papilionidae
and some Satyridae and Hesperidae and Lycanidae and of course bees
and wasps, moths and ants.
Put fresh prawns or shrimps into old tin container like MILO/Ovaltine
tin. Add a little water and seal overnight. BE WARNED! The smell
is out of this world! Place prepared concoction on flat rock or
sandy patch along shady jungle stream. Will attract only males.
Purchase a bar of Belachan (Bar-la-chan)from any sundry shop at around RM2.50 (large).Place the whole bar or slice them into pieces and place them on flat rock along jungle stream.Add a little water or spray urine on it. It will attract many fast flying butterflies. Keeps well and unused portion can still be used over a long period.