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Category: Butterflies

Butterfly Lifecycle – Part Two

Butterfly Larva (Caterpillar) Larva, also known as a caterpillar, is the stage of the butterfly’s life cycle for growth. The larva spends its time eating, growing, and resting. The caterpillars feed on their host plants, which can range from a … Continue reading

Butterfly Lifecycle – Part One

The butterfly life cycle has four stages. Butterflies undergo complete metamorphosis, or in other words, a complete change of body form. They begin life as a larva hatched from an egg, pupate in the chrysalis state to emerge as a … Continue reading

The Monarch Butterfly

It’s that time of year when I’m scouting our butterfly nectar beds and corridors for the elusive Monarch, our Alabama state insect!  When I see one, like I did last week and again today, I know they are on the … Continue reading


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