Butterflies are so beautiful, how could the be better? If they're free, of course. All of the following pictures came from Pixabay and Wikimedia Commons.
Hawk moths are massive moths that can be colourful and are very interesting to see. They all have equally big caterpillars that have spikes on their tales and that eat a wide variety of garden and wild plants, though...
Have you ever been out for a walk and all of a sudden, you are surrounded by butterflies? Or perhaps just one finds its way to you and just flitters around you as you continue to walk. It’s not a coincidence....
I have only a few hobbies but one is butterflies and I adore them. My aim is to see as many species as I can and add them to this article. There are over 60 in the British Isles so I have a way to go.
Information about the life cycle, nectar and larval plants and photos of the Tiger Swallowtail are included on this page.
Interesting facts and information about butterflies
There is something mystical about a butterfly. Here you can see many photos and learn interesting facts about these winged beauties.
Though it may look like a butterfly, the beautiful red and black Cinnabar is actually a moth. Look for it in your garden.
We learn to appreciate the beauty of all the Butterflies; especially the Monarch and the Zebra Longwing, (official Butterfly of Florida).
Sarge's joke of calling his mother-in-law, Madame Butterfly and then always amending the nickname to Madame Ailanthus came about when he learned that her silkworms come from the Ailanthus Silk moth, not some beautiful...