Sunday, August 10, 2008

Monarch butterflies visit World Peace Wetland Prairie to lay eggs on milkweed so that caterpillars can eat and grow.

Please click on image to ENLARGE photo of viceroy butterfly August 10, 2008, on World Peace Wetland Prairie. Viceroys may nectar on milkweed inflorescences but lay their eggs where their caterpillers will be able to feed on willow trees and relatives of willow trees, which allow are plentiful on World Peace Wetland Prairie. Despite the similarity of the two types of butterflies, their caterpillers are extremely different and do not eat milkweed vegetation.

Please click on link to ENLARGE tall-green milkweed, Asclepias hirtella, at World Peace Wetland Prairie on August 10, 2008.

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