Ella's Garden: Butterflies of The World
|Butterflies with their flashing colors and patterns, are some of the most beautiful creatures in the world. For thousands of years these small delicate creatures have delighted humans with their fluttering around from place to place and flower to flower. |
Butterflies bring such joy to all that behold them from the youngest child to the eldest adult. They are also one of the few rare species of creatures that are harmless to man, his garden, and farmers to their crops.
The majority of butterflies have a very short life span in which to complete their life cycle, generally, it is only a month or two. In that short period of time, they must evolve from an egg to an adult and be able to reproduce if the species is to survive. How successful a butterfly may be at completing its life cycle is in direct control with the environment surrounding it. The adults need specific nectar plants and the larva require host plants upon which to feed if they are to flourish.
If butterflies are to survive in nature the next thousand years, it is up to us humans to help be good stewards of the land and provide habitats for them. This database is a search tool, which can be utilized to help identify those butterflies frequenting our areas, and also to provide an insight to plants needed to supplement the diets required for them to abound.
This database is a constant work in progress. We are striving to make sure all information is as accurate as possible. Any information, photograph’s, and personal comments you can donate for this database would greatly be appreciated
NOTE: Please post only those photos that you have taken yourself.
All photographs posted on the Butterflies Around The World database is copyrighted. Copying or duplication in any form is prohibited without prior written consent.
Photo courtesy of Angele of Butterfly Gardens
Graphics courtesy of Brenda of Zany's Playpen of Graphics
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