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Queen butterflies are one of the most common butterflies, but are commonly mistaken for monarch butterflies, especially as caterpillars! Raising queen butterflies is almost identical to raising monarchs, you just need to learn to identify the differences to know what you’ve got! The difference between queen caterpillars and monarch caterpillars Monarchs and queen caterpillars look …

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Plant it and they will come! Attracting butterflies is as easy as planting nectar plants and host plants in your garden that butterflies love. But have you ever wondered, “How do butterflies find host plants?” It’s an interesting question because unlike nectar plants, butterflies must find specific host plants to lay their eggs on. The …

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If you’re trying to attract butterflies to your garden, you may have found yourself wondering what do butterflies eat? Most of us know they like flowers, but there are some plants and flowers that attract more butterflies than others. Butterflies primarily feed on nectar, which is the sweet liquid produced by flowers. Nectar provides butterflies …

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Here’s a list of common butterfly species found throughout the United States. Learn about their vibrant colors, physical characteristics, fascinating behaviors, and the regions where they can be found. Everyone has seen butterflies, but learning to identify them can be fun and exciting! Each butterfly species has its own look, behaviors and preferences. There are …

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Butterflies and moths are both members of the order Lepidoptera and are easily confused because of their similar wings, body shapes and life cycles. They both go through the process of metamorphosis to change from larva to adults. However, there are some differences between the two that distinguish them from one another: These are some …

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Learning to raise butterflies is such a fun process, but there can be a learning curve with all the butterfly terminology. I’ve compiled a comprehensive glossary for butterfly enthusiasts to help you decipher what commonly used phrases mean! Think of something that would be useful for new pollinator gardeners or butterfly enthusiasts to know? Let …

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