/r/Butterflies

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A subreddit community completely and wholeheartedly devoted to the beauty and wonder of the interesting and amazing lives that the complex process of metamorphosis provides for all of us humans in the fantastic colorful creations called butterflies!

This is a subreddit community to share photos and news stories about butterflies.

The second lives of caterpillars.

Colourful dances in the air.


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About ~

A subreddit community completely and wholeheartedly devoted to the beauty and wonder of the interesting and amazing lives that the complex process of metamorphosis provides for all of us humans in the fantastic colorful creations called butterflies! 🦋💕


Rules ~

Please do not post links to items you intend to sell. This includes ~ but is not limited to ~ clothing/t-shirts, stickers, jewelry. We also kindly ask that you not post links to discord.

Doing so will result in your post being removed with or without moderator notification. If you make the choice to spam this subreddit community multiple times, it will lead to a ban and Reddit admins will be notified. Thank you for your understanding.

Guidelines for seeking butterfly identification ~

Formatting

  • Took the photo yourself? Begin the title with [TTM] for ' Took This Myself ' and show us what you captured!

  • Looking for a species ID? Begin the title with [REQUEST] and direct link to the image in question.

Additionally, if you captured the image in an exotic location or your own locale, let us know where and when the image was taken. This helps with species identification as well as contributing to the experience.


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/r/Butterflies

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What kind of Butterfly will this Caterpillar be? Found in herb/butterfly garden…

1 Comment
2024/06/12
16:24 UTC

6

Day 1 of my Monarch

Im gonna give yall daily updates on the monarch chrysalis I found

0 Comments
2024/06/12
15:32 UTC

7

which butterfly is this?

0 Comments
2024/06/12
13:10 UTC

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Limenitis Arthemis

I usually just call these guys White Admirals or Red Spotted Purples but regardless of what you call them, they’re so beautiful! (Pic taken in South Eastern MA)

5 Comments
2024/06/12
03:44 UTC

14

Spotted this beauty in my garden today

Any idea what butterfly it will be?

4 Comments
2024/06/12
01:04 UTC

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She just laid eggs! Now what? (please advise)

I found an injured butterfly and have been feeding her since Sunday, and she just laid a couple of eggs. I don’t know what to do; I have never had butterflies laying eggs before. Please advise. How much longer will she live after laying her eggs? How do I care for her and her eggs?

5 Comments
2024/06/11
19:05 UTC

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What type of butterfly cacoon is this? I live in USA, Florida

I forgot the image in my last post, sorry

20 Comments
2024/06/11
16:14 UTC

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What type of butterfly cocoon is this? I live in lower Florida (USA)

Found it on the underside of my bird bath

2 Comments
2024/06/11
16:13 UTC

39

🦋

3 Comments
2024/06/11
10:17 UTC

18

Blue Morpho Butterfly

1 Comment
2024/06/11
08:43 UTC

5

Is this guy still alive?

I found this (I think?) chrysalis in my kale! Is there anything I can do?

2 Comments
2024/06/11
02:52 UTC

37

Leopard Lacewing

Just about the most beautiful thing I've ever seen. From the Fort Worth botanic gardens.

2 Comments
2024/06/11
02:45 UTC

9

Dead/diseased or about to eclose?

I know I could literally just wait til tomorrow to see if he pops outta there but I wanted to ask in case this looks like disease & I should remove from enclosure. First time with an army of black swallowtail caterpillars, just noticed this guy & can’t tell if this is that “see through” look we’re waiting for. At most it has been maybe less than ten days since I set up the sticks around then. Thank you!

4 Comments
2024/06/11
01:22 UTC

10

ID?

Anyone know what this is or if its poisonous?

2 Comments
2024/06/10
23:42 UTC

14

Injured?

Found this guy in a parking lot. He’s flapping his wings a little but not moving much. He doesn’t look injured, all four legs are there. Any idea how I can help him? I plan to take him home and get him some sugar water to see if that may help. And just give him some time to rest.

2 Comments
2024/06/10
20:43 UTC

4

Any way I can help this guy? His tongue is like wrapped around his leg

1 Comment
2024/06/10
20:12 UTC

20

Puddle Party for One

Red-Banded Hairstreak I think.

0 Comments
2024/06/10
13:48 UTC

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Eastern-Tailed Blue. Dover, Tennessee

0 Comments
2024/06/10
13:04 UTC

4

Black Swallowtail Caterpillars gone

My family is growing parsley and we have two butterfly nets with potted plants. We always put the caterpillars from the garden into a butterfly cage. Well we had several caterpillars in a cage and when we checked on them about half a week later, all but one remain. It’s one of those enclosed cages so we have no clue what happened to the rest. And it’s only really affected one of the two cages.

2 Comments
2024/06/10
04:31 UTC

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Pretty in the sun...

4 Comments
2024/06/10
03:21 UTC

9

TTM today in my garden, central NJ piedmont 6b.

Anyone know what this is ? It’s sitting on a likely non-native plant I have but I have been switching to native plants for about a year or two now and I just haven’t pulled out all the non-natives at this time. I’ve not seen this before and I’m just curious - and Google didn’t show me this exact butterfly.

1 Comment
2024/06/09
21:49 UTC

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Butterfly View

3 Comments
2024/06/09
20:03 UTC

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