Tropical Dream Center
There may be an impression that there are only plants at the Tropical Dream Center, but in fact there are other hidden attractions.
Although Arowana swimming in a water tank can be seen anywhere, you can see it leisurely swimming in a large pond at the Lotus Pond of Tropical Dream Center.
You think it’s impossible to find the Arowana in the large Lotus Pond? Not at all. This Arowana shows its appearance quite often. However, please do not put your hand in the water. You might get bitten because the Arowana is an active fish.
There is a small bridge on the way to the corridor from the fruit tree greenhouse. There is a vending machine where you can purchase food for carp.
Feed them from the bridge and the carp will gather below with their mouths flapping open.
Idea leuconeo, also called the “lady of a tropical island”, is over 4 inches when its wings are open, and is known as the largest butterfly in Japan. It can be found on the Nansei Islands.
Within the Ocean Expo Park, Parsonsia alboflavescens (Apocynaceae) is grown as a larval food plant for the larva of Idea leuconeo. The Idea leuconeo at the Tropical Dream Center probably came flying in search of flower nectar. The gorgeous appearance of it gently floating with large wings slowly flapping fascinates people.
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