Florida Butterfly Caterpillars And Their Host Plants

by Marc C. Minno

Publisher: University Press of Florida

Written in English
Cover of: Florida Butterfly Caterpillars And Their Host Plants | Marc C. Minno
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  • Gardening,
  • Host plants,
  • Butterflies & Moths,
  • Nature,
  • Nature/Ecology,
  • Identification,
  • Butterflies,
  • Caterpillars,
  • Florida
The Physical Object
Number of Pages341
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL8021900M
ISBN 100813027896
ISBN 109780813027890

Florida has over species of butterflies, some of which cannot be found anywhere else on Earth. To attract these delicate creatures, your butterfly garden must provide food for both the adult butterflies and their caterpillars. Though many butterflies will drink nectar from a variety of flowering plants, their caterpillars are often limited.   Butterflies are very sensitive to pesticides, and caterpillars may die from eating plants purchased at nurseries because of past pesticide use. To learn more about butterfly gardening, go . The average caterpillar has muscles in the head segment alone. The USDA governs which butterflies can be shipped into which state! Go to the USDA Page to find out which butterfly can be shipped into your state. If you are in Florida and order caterpillars you must use at least UPS Ground for a shipping method. UPS Ground in Florida is next day. Butterfly host plants are the specific plants that butterflies lay their eggs on or near so that their caterpillar larvae can eat the plant before forming its chrysalis. These plants are basically sacrificial plants that you add to the garden and allow the caterpillars to feast on and grow into healthy butterflies.

Recommended Butterfly Books. Allen, T. J. The Butterflies of West Virginia and Their Caterpillars. Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press, Allen, Thomas J., Jim Brock, and Jeffrey Glassberg. Caterpillars in the Field and Garden: A Field Guide to the Butterfly Caterpillars of North America. Oxford: Oxford University Press,

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No other book offers such a comprehensive discussion of Florida butterfly caterpillars and their host plants. It covers caterpillar anatomy, biology, ecology, habitat, behavior, and defense, as well as how to find, identify, and raise caterpillars.4/5.

Florida Butterfly Caterpillars and Their Host Plants By 4felines on I use this book extensively, even though written specifically on butterflies of Florida. It is an all-encompassing study of butterflies, larvae, and host plants, most of which are also found throughout nearby : This book describes Florida caterpillars [larvae] and compares them with those of similar species.

It also provides information on wider distribution of the species across the USA, the known host plants and natural history, including the number of seasonal broods and other valuable by: No other book offers such a comprehensive discussion of Florida butterfly caterpillars and their host plants.

It covers caterpillar anatomy, biology, ecology, habitat, behavior, and defense, as well as how to find, identify, and raise caterpillars. The book contains sharply detailed photos of species of caterpillars, plants, 18 life cycles, and 19 habitats.

It includes maps. Identification: The underside is cream -colored and has a blue band on the hindwing. The top is brown - black with a horizontal yellow band across the wings forming an “X” at the apex. Host Plant: Citrus Family. Notes: Because this caterpillars eats citrus, citrus growers call it the “orange dog”.

Butterfly, Wildflower & Pollinator Brochures. Download or request printed copies of colorful brochures on monarchs, milkweeds, native pollinators, wildflowers, butterfly larve, host plants and more!.

Books about Florida native plants. A Gardener’s Guide to Florida’s Native Plants, by Rufino Osorio, University Press of Florida (). Florida Native Plants, by Robert Haehle & Joan Brookwell.

Caterpillar host plants are members of the family Rutaceae including Citrus and Prickly Ash (Zanthoxylum americanum).

Larva are called "Orange dogs" and resemble bird droppings. The Giant swallowtail can be seen year round in Florida, adults feed on nectar from a variety of plants including Lantana, Azalea, Goldenrod and Swamp milkweed.

Frog Fruit, Turkey Tangle - Lippia nodiflora - Native Butterfly Host Plant from $ Common Buckeye Butterfly Caterpillars or Chrysalises from $ Butterfly Metamorphosis Kit- Painted Lady $   This book will become the classic guide to southern butterfly caterpillars and their host plants. With hundreds of color photographs and concise information in a format that can easily be carried into the field, it offers an unprecedented tool for all butterfly gardeners, teachers, naturalists, students, and scientists in the southern United States.4/5(13).

South Florida is a perfect paradise for butterfly gardening, with warm climate and hundreds of butterfly plants - and many butterfly species to enjoy.

You can create a dedicated butterfly garden or just tuck a few plants that attract butterflies into your landscaping.

"A fantastic guide to Florida's butterfly caterpillars and their host plants. A comprehensive work on butterfly caterpillars has been needed for a long time.

This does an excellent job of filling that need."--Joseph D. Culin, Clemson University" Read more. ISBN: OCLC Number: Notes: Includes bibliographical references (p.

[]) and index: Description: xi,[2] p. ill 24cm. Buy a cheap copy of Florida Butterfly Caterpillars And Their book by Jerry F. Butler. Everything the butterfly gardener or naturalist needs to know about the relationship between caterpillars and the plants that help them turn into butterflies.

This Free shipping over $   It can also help identify caterpillars on a plant, if for example there are three or four kinds on one garden bush. Or it could help identify plants you have seen a butterfly on and find out if that is a host plant for the caterpillars.

It's not a fat book, so it will not identify every caterpillar or every useful plant/5. Generate a list of host plants for a specific county and site conditions.

Just pick your location, then select butterfly plants. Find Butterfly Plants Encourage Butterflies to Visit by Meeting their Needs. Plant larval foods. Many caterpillars, which metamorphose into butterflies, require require specific host plants.

“Florida Butterfly Caterpillars and Their Host Plants,” from the University Press of Florida, is the first book of its kind, said Jerry Butler, a professor emeritus of entomology with UF’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences.

“We thought caterpillars deserved more attention than they had gotten in the past,” Butler said. Nectar plants give butterfly gardens a powerful boost. But they’re not the only key to drawing pretty pollinators to your yard. As your favorite winged beauties transition through their life cycle, many lay eggs on the undersides of specific plants—hosts.

Many people know monarchs need milkweed, but there are many other butterfly host. Butterfly Host Plants Be prepared for heavy munching on your host plants. Because tiny caterpillars cannot travel far to find their own food, the female butterfly locates and lays her eggs on only the type of plant that the caterpillar can use as food.

Host Plants are essential to any butterfly habitat. A Host Plant is a plant that the butterfly will lay eggs on and eat during the larval stage. Sort by Featured Price, low to high Price, high to low Alphabetically, A-Z Alphabetically, Z-A Oldest to Newest Newest to Oldest Best Selling.

Butterfly Host Plants for Southeast Florida Sort by scientific plant name This plant list, always a work in progress, identifies all known plants used as caterpillar food by the butterflies occurring in Florida from Lake Okeechobee south to the Florida Keys.

Florida Butterfly Caterpillars and Their Host Plants: by Marc C. Minno et al Paperback: pages Publisher: University Press of Florida; 1st edition (Ap ) ISBN ISBN Florida Butterfly Gardening: A Complete Guide to Attracting, Identifying, and Enjoying Butterflies of the Lower South. Find many great new & used options and get the best deals for Florida Butterfly Caterpillars and Their Host Plants by Donald W.

Hall, Marc C. Minno and Jerry F. Butler (, Paperback) at the best online prices at eBay. Free shipping for many products. Click on a family name for more information about the Florida native plants within the family and which butterflies, birds, and other wildlife the plants attract.

A here and in the plant family listings is a link to photographs of plants in that family. Female butterflies can travel for miles in search of host plants to lay their eggs upon. Plant the native species and plant several if the plants are small.

Watch for evidence of caterpillars feeding on the leaves, your plants are now part of the food web. Their larvae (caterpillars), though, rely on specific plants called host plants for food and are often greatly limited in the number of plants on which they can feed.

Host plants may also provide shelter, camouflage, chemicals used for protection, courtship, and reproduction. Books under subject heading Caterpillars -- Host plants -- Florida -- Identification. Host Plants for Butterflies and Moths Those who garden with native plants are aware that natives attract a remarkable number of pollinators.

Butterlies get most of the attention with their bright colors and sun-loving ways, but a variety of beautiful moths can be supported as well. Plant Selection. Many butterfly gardening books for Florida recommend plants that are more suited for North or Central Florida, but many of those plants do not fare well in South Florida.

To create a success-ful butterfly garden, be sure to only purchase plants suited for your area. Butterflies in a dryFile Size: 1MB.

Most caterpillars are specific about the type of plant they eat and the butterflies will look for suitable plants on which to lay their eggs. By planting a variety of host plants you create a habitat that supports the lifecycle of many butterfly species.

The Butterfly Gardens to Go collection was developed by Michigan Native Butterfly Farm. Host plant different types of Passionvine. This one grows wild on my property. Gulf Fritillary egg. They lay single eggs on the underside of leaves. They will often lay them on leaves of other plants near their host plant.

Gulf Fritillary caterpillar. Gulf Fritillary chrysalis. Left -. Caterpillars and their food plants. When it comes time for butterflies to lay their eggs, it is all about location, location, location.

Even though the butterflies will be long gone when their eggs hatch, the location of the eggs is essential. The eggs must be on or near a food plant, also called a host plant, that will be eaten by the small.Encourage butterflies into your garden by planting natives. Plant nectar plants for adult butterflies and host plants for caterpillars.

Butterflies are specific to their host plant and will not eat your other plants. Butterfly gardens can be large or small. Always look for the morning sun to power up your butterfly activity.

A year survey of monarch populations in North Central Florida shows that caterpillars and butterflies have been declining since and have dropped by 80 percent since This decrease parallels monarchs’ dwindling numbers in their overwintering grounds in Mexico, said study co-author Jaret Daniels, associate curator and program director of the Florida Museum of Natural .