Have you ever wondered, “What do butterflies eat?” Have you ever been curious about which local butterflies you can find in your own backyard?

Have you ever wondered, “What do butterflies eat?” Have you ever been curious about which local butterflies you can find in your own backyard? We have a diverse population here at Ironside.

Cracker butterfly by Eva. Cracker butterflies are a neotropical group of medium-sized brush-footed butterfly species of the genus Hamadryas. They acquired their common name due to the unusual way that males produce a "cracking" sound as part of their territorial displays.

Cracker butterflies are a neotropical group of medium-sized brush-footed butterfly species of the genus Hamadryas. They acquired their common name due to the unusual way that males produce a "cracking" sound as part of their territorial displays.

Blue Pansy (Junonia orithya, Nymphalidae)  occurring from Africa, through southern and south-eastern Asia, and in Australia.

Blue Pansy

Blue Pansy Butterfly (Junonia orithya, Nymphalidae) occurring from Africa, through southern and south-eastern Asia, and in Australia.

One man's efforts to save a rare species of butterfly in San Fransisco are seeing favorable results.

How one man repopulated a rare butterfly species in his backyard

The California pipevine swallowtail butterfly was once a species close to extinction. Now, thanks to California Academy of Sciences aquatic biologist, Tim Wong, the butterfly species is repopulated again.

This rare #butterfly, the Pepevine Swallowtail is being brought back by one extraordinary man!

How one man repopulated a rare butterfly species in his backyard

The Butterfly Pavilion is an ornamental structure—featuring a golden roof made up of 4,000 aluminum leaves—that houses more than 500 butterfly species in its unique biosphere park.

Golden Roof Pavilion Houses Over 500 Species of Butterflies

The Butterfly Pavilion is an ornamental structure—featuring a golden roof made up of aluminum leaves—that houses more than 500 butterfly species in its unique biosphere park.

how one man repopulated a rare butterfly species in his backyard - vox

How one man repopulated a rare butterfly species in his backyard

How one man repopulated an entire species of butterflies in his backyard (California Pipevine Swallowtail Butterfly)

These intriguing specimens were created by a 25-year old graphic design student who goes simply by the name, guusan. Uploaded to Japanese portfolio site loftwork earlier this month, the Japanese butterfly specimens are created from letters that belong to different type sets like Helvetica, Futura and Time New Roman. “I imagined different fonts as butterflies and then created a specimen book based on that,” said the designer in a statement.

Typographic Butterfly Specimens

Butterfly taxidermy features Bali and Peru butterfly species in a river-bed scene. Large 14" bell jar top

Butterfly taxidermy features Bali and Peru butterfly species in a river-bed scene.

Cithaerias pireta aurorina is a species of butterfly of the Nymphalidae family. It is found from Mexico south to South America.

Blushing Phantom Butterfly (Cithaerias pireta) is a species of butterfly of the Nymphalidae family. It is found from Mexico south to South America.

Milionia basalis pyrozona...

Milionia basalis pyrozona Milionia basalis (Geometridae) is a species of moth found in Japan, N. Himalaya, Burma and Sundaland, which occurs in a number of distinct races. The brilliant colored M.

Green-Banded Swallowtail - A green flash is all you may see of this swift-flying swallowtail from southeast Asia

2 Green-Banded Swallowtail - A green flash is all you may see of this swift-flying swallowtail from southeast Asia

Blue morpho butterflies congregate on a tree.  There are over 80 species of butterflies in the genus Morpho. They are tropical butterflies found mostly in South America as well as Mexico and Central America.

How beautiful! Blue morpho butterflies congregate on a tree. There are over 80 species of butterflies in the genus Morpho. They are tropical butterflies found mostly in South America as well as Mexico and Central America.

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