Category: A complete guide on garden butterflies
Fall Butterfly Garden Tips
The fall months are finally here, it is so amazing how time flies and before we can blink an eye winter will be here also with its chilly freezing months.
As the cold weather approaches butterflies like other wildlife will be looking for a place to overwinter because this is very crucial during this time of the year to ensure their survival.
Some places these garden beauties over winter include the soil or leaf litter at the pupa or larva stage, as adults hiding in tree bark, man-made structures, or the crevices of rocks.
To help butterflies prepare for this time of the year (fall) here are some helpful tips that have proven to be beneficial.
Identification and the Life Cycle of the Peacock Butterfly
History of the peacock butterfly
As the name depicts the peacock butterfly is one of the most beautiful butterflies ever. These butterflies show off their beauty by displaying their bright colors that will get the attention of anyone. The peacock butterflies are a real show stopper and populate places such as Scotland, England, Britain, Wales, and Ireland.
Other species like the banded peacock butterfly can be found in places such as Central America, Costa Rica, Texas, and Mexico. The peacock butterfly belongs to the family Nymphalidae and is mostly single brooded.
Understanding the Life Cycle of the Orange-Tip Butterfly
History of the orange-tip butterfly
Anthocharis cardamines, the orang-tip butterfly is most active during the spring months and can be seen between April and July. This butterfly is in the family Pieridae with a species of some 1, 100 which is large.
The orang-tip butterfly gets its name from the bright orange tip that’s found on the forewings of the males. These butterflies love the bright sunlight and can be seen actively flying about under these conditions.
Understanding the Life Cycle of the Cabbage White Butterfly
History of the cabbage white butterfly
The cabbage white butterfly belongs to the family Pieridae and can easily be identified by its white wings and black markings which can be found on the wingtips, the wings of this butterfly also have small black dots. The cabbage white butterfly can be found throughout Asia, North Africa, and Europe.
In Europe, the cabbage white butterfly is known as the small cabbage white or small cabbage, in New Zealand as the small white, and in North America as the cabbage butterfly or cabbage white. What I found so amazing about the courtship of these butterflies is when the male spots a female and seeks to win her he will get her attention by flying up and down in front of her in a zig-zag pattern.
Understanding the Painted Lady Butterfly
History of the painted lady butterfly
The painted lady butterfly or (Vanessa cardui) is a member of the family Nymphalidae this garden beauty has colors of pale orange to the upper wings, blacktips are on the forewings marked with spots that are white. Rows of black spots can be found on the hindwings, blue eyespots which are pale can be found on their undersides.
During springtime, a vast number of the painted lady butterfly migrate northward across the Mediterranean from Africa to Britain even Europe traveling thousands of miles. These butterflies are known to mate through all seasons including the winter months mating while even migrating.