A butterfly garden is a lovely way to add color and life to your property while simultaneously providing a habitat for these graceful insects. Plant a butterfly garden with children to help instill a love and respect for nature, or simply to add a greater variety of plants and flowers to your gardens.
Adult butterflies and moths have mouths similar to long, coiled tubes. This limits their food intake to liquids, which naturally includes nectar. Caterpillars, or butterfly larvae, have mouths that allow them to chew and skeletonize leaves. Butterflies lay eggs in groups or one at a time depending on the species. From the eggs tiny caterpillars emerge, who molt or shed their skin about five times before transforming into pupa. Adult butterflies emerge from the pupa after four days to two weeks. Some species stay in the pupa stage for years!
As with most insects, butterflies are nearsighted. Their eyes are large and compound, allowing them to see in all directions without moving their heads. Because they are nearsighted, they flock to large concentrations of attractive plants rather than stand-alone flowers. They can also see polarized light, which lets them know which direction the sun is pointing, and ultraviolet light. This type of light is found on many plants and helps butterflies find nectar. Club-shaped antennae is another feature, which helps differentiate them from moths, who have feathery antennae. Butterfly antennae also equips the insects with a keen sense of smell.
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Instagram allows you to see exactly what inspires people and how creativity is drawn from their everyday life. We use Instagram to capture what makes us smile, what brings joy to our life, and what we are passionate about, and the accounts listed below are sure to inspire you in turn.
Here are our 20 top creative Instagram accounts that you should be following today.
Brandon Stanton walks the streets of New York City taking street photography, and he gets his subjects to open up about life details that even many family members may not know about them. It makes you smile and connect with the images at a new level.
Carin Olsson moved to Paris and is documenting every part of her experience, from the macaroons to the Eiffel Tower with all of its shimmering lights. If you want to go to Paris but can’t get there today, Carin will take you.