Caterpillars eat specific plants that we refer to as their host plants. Each species of butterflies have their own particular host plants. For example, Monarch caterpillars feed only on Milkweeds. Most caterpillars feed on leaves, but some will also eat the flowers and seeds. The Harvester butterfly caterpillar actually feeds on aphids; it is thought […]
Eastern Tiger Swallowtail
See the unlikely place we found an Eastern Tiger Swallowtail chrysalis overwintering. You May Also Be Interested In: What Happens to Butterflies and Caterpillars in the Winter? Does Your Garden Have ‘Guests’ Staying This Winter?
Watch the video to see which caterpillar it is.
More about these fake eyes
by Regina Cutter Edwards As the days get shorter and the temperatures get cooler, what happens to all the beautiful butterflies? This is a common question in the mid to upper portions of the Unites States. The answer can be short and sweet, most are still there. But for the curious mind, that does not […]