Butterflies Take Over Children's Garden
Posted by Naples Contributor on July 9, 2010 9:15 AM.
While the Pfeffer-Beach Butterfly House is usually the best place to see butterflies in the Garden, visitors can look forward to seeing a lot of activity outside the Butterfly House in the Children’s Garden right now. In just one morning yesterday, we spotted the following:
- Giant Swallowtail
- Polydamas Swallowtail - They've laid eggs through the screen of the Butterfly House vestibule and there are now huge caterpillars on that pipevine
- Black Swallowtail - One of the biggest of this species we've seen yet! It was laying eggs on the fennel and parsley in front of the Cracker House
- Cloudless Sulphur
- Orange-barred Sulphur
- Common Buckeye
- White Peacock
- Fiery Skipper
- Long-tailed Skipper
- Gulf Fritillary
- Eastern Pygmy Blue - One of the smallest butterflies in the world! Several of them were laying eggs on the white plumbago in front of the Butterfly House
- A kind of mothy microlepidoptera on tater Hill
Again, this was outside the Butterfly House; there are different species in there. It’s a butterfly bonanza at the Garden!