Putting the appropriate plants in your butterfly garden will attract these beautiful winged insects.
Each type of butterfly feeds on only one or just a few specific kinds of plants during its caterpillar stage . . . the monarch, for example — one of the most commonly reared species — dines almost exclusively on milkweed leaves.
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There are many species of Lepidoptera you can welcome into your garden with open arms and proper plants.