Butterfly-plants that butterflies like to eat

Butterfly-plants that butterflies like to eat

How a butterfly eats

What do butterflies eat? Actually, butterflies do not eat at all. Well, at least not in the traditional sense. Instead of eating, butterflies get their nurishment from drinking. They have a long narrow tube in their mouth called a proboscis that acts as a straw. They usually set on top of a flower and drink the nectar. To see a congregation of many kinds of butterflies together they feed on small puddles on the grouind or wet areas on leaves and plants. See the section below if you are interested in what Caterpillars eat.

Did You Know?
Butterflies can taste with their feet. They have six lets and they each have sensors on them that can tell just by landing on a flower what it taste like.

Butterfly food
What do butterflies eat? They eat anything that can dissolve in water, They mostly feed on nectar from flowers but also eat tree sap, dung, pollen, or rotting fruit. They are attracted to sodium found in salt and sweat. This is why they sometimes even land on people in Butterfly Parks. Sodium as well as many other minerals is vital for the butterflies reproduction.

What do caterpillars eat
Caterpillars eat mostly leaves and other various plants parts. Each species of catepillars eats only a few kinds of plants or plant parts. That is why finding good host plants to grow in your butterfly garden can be unique to what types of butterflies are native in your area.

Butterfly-plants that butterflies like to eat


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