Together with a large group of butterfly enthusiasts, I took a whopping 900km bus ride to Jiangxi looking for one butterfly, Sericinus montelus. The butterflies should be common in northern parts of China around late summer.
The original plan was to leave Shenzhen at night on Friday and to reach the spot in the morning on Saturday. Unfortunately, the ride was not exactly smooth as expected as we did not know buses were banned from highway during late night. When we reach the spot, it’s already late in the afternoon on Saturday. Still, we managed to find the locally common butterflies quite quickly.