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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: monarch

Monarchs and South Florida, Learn About the Do's and Don'ts

People love Monarch Butterflies and all of the recent press about their decline in some regions has raised a lot of awareness and people wanting to take action. But, did you know the Monarch situation in South Florida is much different than the rest of North America and you can do more harm than good if you don't understand the situation? Learn more about what is appropriate to do to help M... Read More
Posted by Frank Ridgley at 08 March 2022

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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