The Butterfly Lodge is uniquely created to house about 20 local butterfly species. You can get up-close to them and be awed by the beauty of these flying jewels. Read More...

The Dynamic Root Floating (DRF) Technique is a nutrient circulation hydroponics system used in a tropical climate which Oh' Farms adopts, growing hygienic and high quality leafy vegetables and culinary herbs all year round. Read More...

Designed and made in Japan, the Horizontal Pillow Packing Machine is available in two models to suit all your packing needs. Read More...

With a good understanding of the culinary and medicinal values of Herbs & Spices, not only will it enhance the flavour of food when used in cooking but also a healthier life style as it will cut down the usage of oil, artificial seasonings and condiments. Read More...

Oh' Farms has the knowhow and facilities to process ready-to-cook vegetables. Peel, cut, dice, chop or slice to your requirement, these cut-vegetables are hygienically packed and ready for immediate cooking. Read More...

Life Cycle

Female butterflies generally mate only once in their lifetime, males can mate many times. After mating, the female lays her eggs on the leaves of the hostplant. A hostplant is a specific plant the female lay its eggs on and the caterpillars feed upon when they hatched. In the case of the Leopard Lacewing the hostplant is Passiflora foetida.

A female butterfly uses sight to locate potential host plants, and upon landing, it tastes the leaf with the receptors on her feet to ascertain she has chosen the correct plant on which to lay her eggs. The eggs are laid in clusters under the leaf and the caterpillar hatches after 3-4 days.







The word instar refers to the stage of development of the larva. When a larva emerges from its egg, it is a first instar larva. As the larvae grow they shed their skins (exoskeletons), this process of shedding the exoskeleton or skin is called molting, and each successive molting leads it into a new "instar". The life of the larva is simply to eat, grow and gather enough nutrient needed to transform it into an adult. After molting four times the larvae will pass through five instars. At the end of the larva's fifth instar it will have reached its full size and will stop eating, empties its stomach, and begins wandering to find an ideal spot in which to become a pupa.