Reports on Findings

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Butterfly attracting plants in South Western Florida

This table is a work in progress however it is sufficient to provide information on the insects and plants that work well together. This is collected information assembled from field observations. It is subject to modification as time progresses.

Butterfly plant collection for SW Florida from Knapp
NameColorLightingPlant ShapeName ScientificUseTypeName CommonStage
MilkweedYellow, orangeSunStemHostButterflyMonarchEggs, Catepillar
MilkweedYellow, orangeSunStemHostButterflyQueenDanaus gilippusEggs, Catepillar
Coky-StemPassion flowerPurple, yellowShadeStem & vinePassiflora incarnataHostButterflyZebra long wingEggs, Catepillar
Coky-StemPassion flowerPurple, yellowShadeStem & vinePassiflora incarnataHostButterflyGulf FritillaryEggs, Catepillar
Corky-StemPassion flowerPurple, yellowShadeStem & vinePassiflora incarnataHostButterflyJuliaEggs, Catepillar
CassiaGold medalion treeSunStem , treeCassia leptophylla HostButterflySulfur Eggs, Catepillar
DillStemHostButterflyBlack SwallowtailEggs, Catepillar
Dutchman’s pipePurple, brownpartial shadeStem & vineAristolochia gigantea HostButterflyPolydamas swallowtail,Eggs, Catepillar
Senna CandelabraYellowStemSenna alataHostButterflyCloudless SulpherEggs, Catepillar
Senna CandelabraYellowStemSenna alataHostButterflyOrange BarredEggs, Catepillar
ParsleyStemHostButterflyBlack SwallowtailEggs, Catepillar
PipevineStemAristolochia trilobataHostButterflyPolydamasEggs, Catepillar
Porter weedShrubNectarButterflyAllWinged
PentasShrubNectarButterflyAllWinged
PentasShrubNectarMothSphinxWinged
TithoniaShrubNectarButterflyMonarchWinged
Firespikesun to shadeShrubThyrsacanthus callistachyusNectar
Fire BushShrubNectarMothSphinxWinged
Yellow LantanaShrubLantana involucrataNectarButterflyPeacockWinged
SalviaShrubNectarButterflyMonarchWinged
SalviaShrubNectarBee
Wild CoffeeShrubPsychotria nervosaNectarBeeEufala SkipperWinged
Sweet AlmondShrubNectarButterflyMonarchWinged
JatropiaShrubJatropia integerrimaNectarButterflyWinged
MauiShrubNectarButterflyWinged
ClerodendrumShrubNectarButterflyWinged
MussaendaShrubNectarButterflyWinged
AllamandaShrubNectarButterflyWinged
RuelliaShrubNectarButterflyWinged
Citrus, varietiesTreeNectarButterflyGiant SwallowtailWinged
Powder puffTreeNectarButterflyPolydamasWinged
Powder puffTreeNectarBee
BottlebrushTreeNectarButterflyWinged
BottlebrushTreeNectar
Orange GeigerTreeNectarButterflyWinged
Hong Kong OrchidTreeNectarBee
MangoTreeNectarButterflyWinged
Vera woodTreeNectarButterflyWinged
Bahinia
PlubagoPlumbago ligustrina
PomeloButterflyGiant Swallowtail
Version 1.0, April 2021

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