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Like beautiful flowers, butterflies are gems when you find them flying, feeding, or
basking in your backyard. They come in a range of sizes and colors and, depending
upon the species, show up at different times of year—even in the winter.
To create a landscape that is inviting for butterflies you should consider their life
stories. They begin as eggs, hatch into caterpillars that eat plants, spend time as a
chrysalis, and, eventually, transform into winged adults that flit around looking for
food, mates, and places to lay new eggs. During each of these stages butterflies
have very different needs. The more of these needs you can supply, the greater the
chance that your backyard will become a home for butterflies.
This fact sheet will help you provide the nectar flowers and caterpillar hostplants that
these beautiful creatures need. It also contains suggestions on what else you can do
to make the landscape around us—from small urban backyards to large natural
areas—better for butterflies.
For more information, visit our web site, www.xerces.org, where you will find other
fact sheets and more detailed guidelines on how to enhance habitat for pollinators.
You’ll also find information about the Pollinator Conservation Handbook and Butterfly
Gardening. Creating Summer Magic in Your Garden.
Western tiger swallowtail drinking nectar from milkweed.
Photograph © Russell Wood
The Xerces Society
4828 SE Hawthorne
Portland, OR 97215
INVERTEBRATE CONSERVATION FACT SHEET
Pupation sites. The transformation from caterpillar to adult, the phase called pupation, is done within the protection of a
chrysalis. Before bu