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Imperiled Butterflies of South Florida Program Updates

Below is the latest on our Imperiled Butterflies of South Florida program. To find out more about the program, the species and the Butterfly Bunker laboratory click here: Imperiled Butterflies of South Florida

Category: milkweed

The Milkweed Problem

Let’s get one thing straight, it’s not you, it’s me. Ok, what I really mean is it’s your tropical milkweed. We get asked frequently about how people can get involved with saving the monarch butterflies. Our best advice for you is to safely watch your backyard pets but avoid interfering with their life cycle. It may be difficult, but it’s what is best for the specie... Read More
Posted by Frank Ridgley at 23 September 2021

Royal Battle

So you planted milkweed in your garden and now you have royal figures fighting for resources? Can you tell the difference between a monarch and a queen butterfly? Take a look at these photos and spot the differences. The caterpillar with three sets of appendages is the queen (Danaus gilippus) while the other caterpillar with two sets is the monarch (Danaus plexippus). There is also a color diff... Read More
Posted by Frank Ridgley at 09 September 2021

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