09 May '12, 10am

To Help Butterflies: Cater to Caterpillars! via @garden4wildlife

To Help Butterflies: Cater to Caterpillars! via @garden4wildlife

In general, caterpillars of all kinds are pickier eaters than nectar-feeding adults. Female butterflies lay eggs on plant species that their offspring will eat, so including favored host plants in your habitat helps ensure reproductive success. If you fancy zebra swallowtails, for instance, plant pawpaws. For gulf fritillaries, grow maypops or other passionvines.

Full article: http://www.nwf.org/News-and-Magazines/National-Wildlife/G...

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