Where have all the butterflies gone? We enjoyed so many this fall in our garden.
Monarch butterfly sipping nectar from Tithonia, Mexican Sunflower.
Cloudless Sulphur butterfly on a canna in our color wheel.
Queen butterfly alight Lantana, Miss Huff.
American Snout on an Okra blossom.
By late November, most butterflies have bred and died. Their offspring overwinter in egg, larva, or chrysalis form until next spring.
Some adult butterflies have gone farther south and some overwinter in Dallas as adults. Monarch migration is perhaps the most well knows but also the Painted Lady, Common Buckeye, American Lady, Red Admiral, Cloudless Sulphur, Skipper, Sachem, Question Mark, Clouded Skipper, Fiery Skipper and Mourning Cloak migrate to warmer regions.
Pictures by Starla Willis. Thank you, Starla!
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