Wednesday, September 03, 2008
E.L.A.B. Lantana Edition
Yes everybody loves a butterfly, but what do butterflies love? From my observation throughout the summer here I would have to say lantana; butterflies love to nectar on lantana blossoms.
Pictured here are West Coast Lady Lady (vanessa anabella), Gulf Frittilary (Agraulis vanillae), Western Tiger Swallowtail (Papilio rutulus), Fiery Skipper (Hylephila phyleus), and the ever exciting Giant Swallowtail, (Papilio cresphontes) which is the top photo. Not pictured but also seen nectaring at lantana are monarchs, funereal duskywings and an occasional cabbage white. My advice is, if you want to feed butterflies, plant lantana.