Trees for Butterflies

Pictured above: Question Mark, American Snout, and Mourning Cloak, which utilize Hackberry as a larval host plant. 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 the eggs hatch, the caterpillars munch away.  The feeding does not … Continue reading Trees for Butterflies