Monarch Butterfly (Danaus plexippus)

CENTRAL FLORIDA CRITTER OF THE DAY: Monarch Butterfly (Danaus plexippus)

resident breeding populations occur year-round in central and south Florida

Learn: https://www.floridamuseum.ufl.edu/wildflowers/butterfly/monarch/

Shown on Florida Native Plant: Bidens alba

Larval host: Various milkweed including White Swamp Milkweed (Asclepias perennis), Butterflyweed (Asclepias tuberosa), and Pineland Milkweed (Asclepias humistrata)

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2 comments
  1. Lois Speer said:

    I was told to cut my milkweed so as not to attract monarchs this time of the year. Your
    opinion please.

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