Trees for Butterflies

Pictured above: Question Mark, American Snout, and Mourning Cloak, which utilize Hackberry as a larval host plant. Did you know that trees are important butterfly host plants?  Many are hosts for the larval (caterpillar) stage of the butterfly.  The adult butterfly lays its eggs on the leaves.  When they hatch, the caterpillars munch away.  The … Continue reading Trees for Butterflies