Butterflies and Moths Information and Links

Common Buckeye (Junonia coenia) - Nymphalids Cape May New Jersey. Photo by Donna L. Long.
Common Buckeye (Junonia coenia) – Nymphalids Cape May New Jersey. Photo by Donna L. Long.

 

There are many posts on butterflies and moths here on this blog. Here is a list of the pages with information on butterfly gardening and the life cycle of butterflies and moths on this blog.

Silver-Spotted Skipper (Epargyreus clarus) Spread-wing Skipper and Skipper (Hesperiidae) family. Photo by Donna L. Long.
Silver-Spotted Skipper (Epargyreus clarus) Spread-wing Skipper and Skipper (Hesperiidae) family. Photo by Donna L. Long.

The Butterfly Life Cycle

The Butterfly Egg and Where to Find It

The Caterpillar

Chrysalis Into Butterfly

The Adult Butterfly

Migrating Monarch at Cape May State Park

 

Zabulon Skipper Butterfly (Poanes zabulon) Skipper (Grass Skipper Family. Photo by Donna L. Long.
Zabulon Skipper Butterfly (Poanes zabulon) Skipper (Grass Skipper Family. Photo by Donna L. Long.

Butterfly and Moths Species

The 6 Butterfly Families 

Butterflies of Philadelphia: A Checklist

Moths of Philadelphia: A Checklist

Early Spring Butterflies

Attracting Eastern Tiger Swallowtails

Black Swallowtail Larva and Fascinating Behavior

Pollinator Syndromes: How to Predict Which Flowers Insects Will Like

Red Admiral Butterfly (Vanessa atalanta) Photo by Donna L. Long.
Red Admiral Butterfly (Vanessa atalanta) Photo by Donna L. Long.

Attracting Butterflies

The Backyard Habitat Garden: What Do You Need to Start One?

Native Plants: Why They Are Important

Butterfly Bush: A No-No

Butterfly MilkWeed: A Good Choice

Common Buttonbush

New England Aster

New England Aster are a Buffet for Pollinators 

Bee Balm

Swamp Milkweed

Highbush Blueberry

Butterfly Profiles

Category: Butterfly Profiles (all the species profiles on this blog) – more than 28 profiles. Here is a sample.

The 6 Butterfly Families and Identifying Butterflies

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail Butterfly: How to Identify and Find Them

Red-spotted Purple Butterfly: How to Find and Identify It

Metalmark Butterfly Family

 

Plant Lists for Attracting Butterflies and Moths

Spring Blooming Native Plants of Philadelphia

Summer Blooming Native Flowers

Summer-into-Fall Blooming Native Plants for Philadelphia

North American Butterfly Association Regional Garden Guides http://nababutterfly.com/regional-butterfly-garden-guides/

HOSTS – a Database of the World’s Lepidopteran Hostplants https://www.nhm.ac.uk/our-science/data/hostplants/

 

More About Butterflies and Moths

Photographing Butterflies 

Observing Butterflies at Home and Far Away

The 6 Butterfly Families and Identifying Butterflies 

Butterflies of Philadelphia: A Checklist 

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