Butterfly Food

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Butterflies feed on nectar from flowers. You can create your own Butterfly Garden with natural and artificial Flower pots. If over-ripe fruits are placed among them, they attract butterflies!

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Caterpillars are “Eating Machines”. The Plants which serve as immediate food source for catarpillers are called “Host Plants”.
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Reduction in Butterfly Population
Deforestation and environmental pollution have affected wild life populations. Butterflies have been no exception.

It is important, we protect our wild life. Let us pledge to keep our surroundings clean and green.

What is OE Spore Infection?

 

OE spore infection is caused by a spore producing protozoan. Malaria is caused by a similar protozoan. OE spore infection is a serious threat to Monarch Butterfly population. Scientists are fighting a war with this OE spore.

Where Can We See Butterflies?

Undoubtedly Butterflies can be seen throughout the year where full succession of blooms provide them nectar. Otherwise butterflies migrate else where in search of nectar.

Few Facts…

  • Butterflies lay eggs singly or in groups for the sake of egg protection.
  • Eggs may not hatch if weather conditions are adverse.
  • The Highest Speed of Butterfly is 12 miles for hour.
  • Some category of Caterpillars live on water plants.
  • Before laying eggs, the butterfly carries out a leaf test to fix the suitable plant for the larvae.

 

Asclepias plant is the main source of food for Monarchs.
Monarchs migrate in search of these plants.

What are Perches?
A perch is a support consisting of a branch or rod that serves as a resting place for Butterflies and Birds in man made Garderns. It is a landing base for Butterflies to spread their wings and warm up. The temparature is also a main factor for butterflies to visit the Gardens.The temperature is 40 to 60 degrees Fahrenheit

 

The Word Butterfly…

 

The old English word for Butterfly was BUTTORFLEOGE, meaning an insect that steals milk. A similar word in Dutch has the same meaning. According to a folktale in Great Britain, the Brimstone Butterfly was called a fly of butter, because of its color. The word Butterfly seems to have many roots.

Butterfly Articles

Butterfly Q and A

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Butterfly a Thing of Beauty

The feet of the butterfly have sense organs, which tell the butterfly…


Butterfly, The Nectar Feeder

The flower secretes nectar, a sugar rich fluid from the glands located..


Butterfly Colors

Butterflies are known by their wing shapes and colors besides other…


Flutter Flight

It is a real treat for an observer to watch a butterfly fly across. Its fluttery…


Great Escapes

Animals that are delicate are easy targets for predators. But nature has…


Waiting Time

When the caterpillar grows large enough, it crawls to a safe spot…


Butterflies in Stomach

“Butterflies in the stomach”, an expression to describe the fluttery…


Relay Flight

For a Monarch Butterfly, flying from Canada to Mexico or back…


Return of the Souls

The Mexican families believe, when the butterflies (the Monarch) arrive…


Butterfly Feelers

How does a butterfly feel and know about its surroundings? Like all…


Dance of Colors

Have you seen butterfly dancing? It is a dance of colors and a real treat to…


Those two eggs

If a butterfly lays 100 eggs, how many do you think survive to become healthy…


Butterfly UV Vision

The colors and patterns that a butterfly sees are invisible to man. The colors…


Success Story

The ribbon knot on a gift box resembles a butterfly. It is a symbol of….


Sensitive Legs

The butterfly is known for its wings rather than any part of its body…


Family identification

There are thousands of butterfly species all around the world. They belong…


Life Goes ON

Nature creates problems for living things, but it also offers solutions…


OE Spore Infection in Monarchs

When female moths lay eggs on milk weeds, the OE spores are…


Odor And Butterflies

Sense of smell in insects is very sharp. Imagine, you have a nose that…


Butterfly Caterpillar With Snake’s Tongue

Caterpillar of the Swallow Tail Butterfly…


Woolly Bear

Woolly bears and Tiger moths bear little resemblance to bears or tigers…


Treasured Insect

The butterflyis a multicultural symbol. Man has treasured and appreciated…


Butterfly Named After Birds

All living things are familiar by their common names, which are derived…


Butterfly of Official State

Governor Chiles of the State of Florida, USA, designated the Zebra Long…


Tiger Moth and Bats

Bats are active at nights. Most of them hunt for insects by sending high…


Parasitic Moths

Certain moths are blood and body fluid suckers. They are small moths…


Punctuation Butterflies

Punctuation marks are symbols that are used in sentences and phrases…


Gypsy Moth, A Major Pest

Gypsy is a term for certain cultural groups. They are nomadic people…


Antifreeze

All cold blooded animals have their body temperature roughly similar..


Ghost Moth

Ghost stories are always fascinating. No body knows whether…


Butterfly Bush

Long before butterflies came, the butterfly bushes were present in…


Butterflies And Children

Ancient cultures associated butterflies with children, in their beliefs


Butterfly Food

Butterflies mainly feed on nectar. Certain species may occasionally…


Protected Buttefly

Several species of Butterfly are dwindling in their population numbers…


Butterfly Trading

Illegal trading and killing of animals like elephants for ivory, rhinos for horn


Moths With Longest Proboscis

We know how intricate the pollination relationship…


Special Features

Have you heard of a worm that looks like an “elephant”…


Predator Mimicry

In action movies we most often come across a scene where a thief..
 








Monarch Butterfly

 

The wing span of Monarch Butterfly varies between 8 and 15cm. The Monarch Butterfly is one of the most popular and widely studied butterflies in the world. It is a butterfly with Official State in more than one state of USA. No other butterfly has this extensive recognition.