Four monarch caterpillars recently hatched on my milkweed, and I've noticed some ants and aphids on the plant, too. Do monarchs need these insects, or should I get rid of them?
Ants are always invading my butterfly nectar stand. What should I do to keep them away?
Two of my favorite butterflies are the eastern tiger swallowtail and zebra longwing, but I can't seem to attract them to my yard. I keep thinking, if I plant it, they will come. But I have tulip trees, willow trees and passionvines, and still no butterflies. Can you offer more tips?
Last summer, I was excited to find a monarch caterpillar on some dillweed in my herb garden. Then the next day, it was suddenly gone. What can I do to get monarch caterpillars to stick around longer?
I enjoy attracting hummingbirds and butterflies to my yard by including nectar-rich flowers in my garden. Now I would like to attract toads to my yard to provide organic pest control, but I'm afraid the toads might eat the butterfly eggs or larva. Should I be concerned?
I took this photo last year in my neighbor's yard. I have never seen so many butterflies together. Can you tell me what these are and explain more about them?
I see lots of bright-yellow butterflies in my backyard. Do you know what these common fliers are?
I snapped this photo at a resting area in a nearby national forest. I believe there are three different species of butterflies here. Why are they grouped together like this? There did not appear to be any water on the ground.
I have two butterfly houses, but I'm not sure where to hang them. Do these houses really attract butterflies?
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I am fascinated by the beautiful cecropia moth. The largest one I have seen had a wingspan that measured 4-1/2 to 5 inches. Can you tell me more about this unique creature?