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The eye spots on wings may trick predators to protect the butterfly or they may attract a mate.

The eye spots on wings may trick predators to protect the butterfly or they may attract a mate.

Sleepy Orange butterfly (Abaeis nicippe)  Habitat: Low elevation areas including pine flats, fields, desert scrub, gardens, vacant lots, road edges, and washes. Range: Central America north to along the United States-Mexico border; vagrant to non-mountainous parts of the eastern U. S. south of 40 latitude; rare stray to Ontario, Connecticut, South Dakota, and Colorado.

Sleepy Orange butterfly (Abaeis nicippe) Habitat: Low elevation areas including pine flats, fields, desert scrub, gardens, vacant lots, road edges, and washes. Range: Central America north to along the United States-Mexico border; vagrant to non-mountainous parts of the eastern U. S. south of 40 latitude; rare stray to Ontario, Connecticut, South Dakota, and Colorado.

Fact sheet on butterfly gardening. Lists of nectar plants and host plants. Good info!

HGIC 1701 Butterflies in the Garden : Extension : Clemson University : South Carolina

Butterfly Pictures, Butterfly Kisses, Posts, Beautiful Butterflies, Amazing Pics, Jehovah, Projects, Grasshoppers, Dragons

Mariposa

Mourning Cloak butterfly (Nymphalis antiopa) Also known as the Camberwell Beauty in Europe

Variable Cracker Butterfly.  Repinned by An Angel's Touch, LLC, d/b/a WCF Commercial Green Cleaning Co. Denver's Property Cleaning Specialists.  http://www.angelsgreencleaning.net/Detailed-Cleaning-Services.html

Creation is such a wonder! Beautiful flowers and butterfly to match - Variable Cracker Butterfly

Butterfly Host Plants * Larva Larvae Caterpillar Hosts * Turtlehead, Chelone lyonii 'Hot Lips', Penstemon digitalis 'Husker Red', Humulus lupulus, Hops, Ruta graveolens, Rue, Passiflora incarnata, Passion Flower Vine, Hardy Hibiscus moscheutos 'Southern Belle'

We grow butterfly host plants that attract butterflies to the garden for egg-laying. A mail order nursery, we ship perennials from May through October.

White Butterfly

This is a Cabbage White. Thanks to Espion for the name of the Butterfly.

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