Butterflies & Butterfly Plants of Central Florida
Posters for Butterfly Gardeners
If you live in Central Florida, you are at the crossing roads for all those migratory birds and butterflies. For example, you will see many Monarch Butterflies during the Fall and Spring as they pass through your area on their migratory routes. But we also have a lot of resident butterfly and moth species that will frequent your backyard such as Swallowtails and Gulf Fritillary.
You could have dozens more butterflies visit your home if you have something to attract them. The two proven methods is to provide your Lepidopteran friends with Adult Butterfly Food (namely flowers) and Plants that they can lay their eggs on and feed their caterpillar offspring. The butterfly adults will fly and feed on many flower varieties, but the caterpillars are often very specific to a plant species
But what are the most common butterflies? What are the most common plants for nectar and larvae food? And, could we avoid all of that scientific names and Latin mumbo jumbo?
Here are 5 posters of butterflies and butterfly plants that frequent the Central Florida area. The butterflies are identified by their common names (and scientific names, for those interested). The posters are for you to view and print if you like. They are sized for tabloid paper (11" x 17") printing. Enjoy!