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:

  • Butterfly House.jpgGiant 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
  • Monarch
  • Queen
  • 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!

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