Have you ever wondered, “What do butterflies eat?” Have you ever been curious about which local butterflies you can find in your own backyard?

Have you ever wondered, “What do butterflies eat?” Have you ever been curious about which local butterflies you can find in your own backyard? We have a diverse population here at Ironside.

One man's efforts to save a rare species of butterfly in San Fransisco are seeing favorable results.

How one man repopulated a rare butterfly species in his backyard

One Man Single-Handedly Repopulates Rare Butterfly Species In His Own Backyard - The California pipevine swallowtail butterfly

Cracker butterfly by Eva. Cracker butterflies are a neotropical group of medium-sized brush-footed butterfly species of the genus Hamadryas. They acquired their common name due to the unusual way that males produce a "cracking" sound as part of their territorial displays.

Cracker butterflies are a neotropical group of medium-sized brush-footed butterfly species of the genus Hamadryas. They acquired their common name due to the unusual way that males produce a "cracking" sound as part of their territorial displays.

Blue Pansy (Junonia orithya, Nymphalidae)  occurring from Africa, through southern and south-eastern Asia, and in Australia.

Blue Pansy

Blue Pansy (Junonia orithya, Nymphalidae) photo taken in Yunnan, China. Occurs from Africa, through south and south-eastern Asia, as well as in Australia

Each spring I search desperately in butterfly gardens, hoping to catch a glimpse of a monarch butterfly. I'll admit, there are a few butterfly species that trick me. The viceroy and queen butterflies are easy to confuse with monarchs. This guide and quiz will hopefully help you (and me) improve iden...

Each spring I search desperately in butterfly gardens, hoping to catch a glimpse of a monarch butterfly. I’ll admit, there are a few butterfly species that trick me.

Resplendent forester butterfly (Bebearia sp), a new species discovered in the…

Resplendent Forester: Bebearia sp,- A new species discovered in the rainforest of southern Ghana in ~ via Butterfly Lady, FB

Milionia basalis pyrozona...

Milionia basalis pyrozona Milionia basalis (Geometridae) is a species of moth found in Japan, N. Himalaya, Burma and Sundaland, which occurs in a number of distinct races. The brilliant colored M.

The Malay Red Harlequin

libutron: “ Malay Red Harlequin - Paralaxita damajanti The Malay Red Harlequin, species Paralaxita damajanti (Lepidoptera - Riodinidae), is a striking butterfly native to peninsular Malaysia, Sumatra.

These intriguing specimens were created by a 25-year old graphic design student who goes simply by the name, guusan. Uploaded to Japanese portfolio site loftwork earlier this month, the Japanese butterfly specimens are created from letters that belong to different type sets like Helvetica, Futura and Time New Roman. “I imagined different fonts as butterflies and then created a specimen book based on that,” said the designer in a statement.

Typographic Butterfly Specimens

The Butterfly Pavilion is an ornamental structure—featuring a golden roof made up of 4,000 aluminum leaves—that houses more than 500 butterfly species in its unique biosphere park.

Golden Roof Pavilion Houses Over 500 Species of Butterflies

The Butterfly Pavilion is an ornamental structure—featuring a golden roof made up of aluminum leaves—that houses more than 500 butterfly species in its unique biosphere park.

Cithaerias pireta aurorina is a species of butterfly of the Nymphalidae family. It is found from Mexico south to South America.

Blushing Phantom Butterfly (Cithaerias pireta) is a species of butterfly of the Nymphalidae family. It is found from Mexico south to South America.

Red-spotted purple butterfly

Blue Butterflies tasting the sweet nectar! ❤ Flowers with sweet nectar attract the most beautiful butterflies & birds! Are you the butterfly or the flower?

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