Have you ever wondered, “What do butterflies eat?” Have you ever been curious about which local butterflies you can find in your own backyard?

Have you ever wondered, “What do butterflies eat?” Have you ever been curious about which local butterflies you can find in your own backyard? We have a diverse population here at Ironside.

One man's efforts to save a rare species of butterfly in San Fransisco are seeing favorable results.

How one man repopulated a rare butterfly species in his backyard

The California pipevine swallowtail butterfly was once a species close to extinction. Now, thanks to California Academy of Sciences aquatic biologist, Tim Wong, the butterfly species is repopulated again.

Blue Pansy (Junonia orithya, Nymphalidae)  occurring from Africa, through southern and south-eastern Asia, and in Australia.

Blue Pansy

Blue Pansy Butterfly (Junonia orithya, Nymphalidae) occurring from Africa, through southern and south-eastern Asia, and in Australia.

This rare #butterfly, the Pepevine Swallowtail is being brought back by one extraordinary man!

How one man repopulated a rare butterfly species in his backyard

Blue morpho butterflies.  There are over 80 species of butterflies in the genus Morpho. They are tropical butterflies found mostly in South America as well as Mexico and Central America.

How beautiful! Blue morpho butterflies congregate on a tree. There are over 80 species of butterflies in the genus Morpho. They are tropical butterflies found mostly in South America as well as Mexico and Central America.

Each spring I search desperately in butterfly gardens, hoping to catch a glimpse of a monarch butterfly. I'll admit, there are a few butterfly species that trick me. The viceroy and queen butterflies are easy to confuse with monarchs. This guide and quiz will hopefully help you (and me) improve iden...

Each spring I search desperately in butterfly gardens, hoping to catch a glimpse of a monarch butterfly. I’ll admit, there are a few butterfly species that trick me. The viceroy …

Butterflies of New Guinea - Ornithoptera tithonus - Queen Alexandra's Birdwing

Papua New Guinea (PNG) is home to the world's largest butterfly - the "Ornithoptera alexandrae" or Queen Alexandra birdwing. Its wingspan can grow to Queen Alexandra only breeds and lives in .

Resplendent forester butterfly (Bebearia sp), a new species discovered in the…

Resplendent forester butterfly (Bebearia sp), a new species discovered in the rainforest of southern Ghana in ~ETS

Blushing Phantom (Cithaerias pireta) is a species of butterfly of the Nymphalidae family. It is found from Mexico south to South America.

Blushing Phantom Butterfly (Cithaerias pireta) is a species of butterfly of the Nymphalidae family. It is found from Mexico south to South America.

Venezuelan poodle moth possibly new species discovered in 2009 by Dr. Anker of Kyrgyzstan, in the Gran Sabana region of Venezuela.

image source The Venezuelan poodle moth is a possible new species of moth discovered in 2009 by Dr. Arthur Anker ofBishkek, Kyrgyzstan, in the Gran Sabana region of Venezuela. It bears similarities to the.

Milionia basalis pyrozona...

Milionia basalis pyrozona Milionia basalis (Geometridae) is a species of moth found in Japan, N. Himalaya, Burma and Sundaland, which occurs in a number of distinct races. The brilliant colored M.

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