See sphinx moth caterpillars up close and personal and learn how to raise them!
Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. If that phrase is true, then the monarch and pipevine swallowtail have it made. Both of these popular flying flowers are toxic species other butterflies imitate.
QUICK! Name that butterfly. No, it's not a monarch-it's a viceroy, a convincing impostor whose look-alike guise protects it from predators.
Living in Florida, I've seen my fair share of severe weather, from droughts and heavy rains to wildfires and hurricanes. People often ask me where the butterflies go during these times.