Category Archives: Butterfly Caterpillar

The plants that caterpillars eat are called host plants while the plants that adult butterflies eat (actually they “drink” nectar from the flowers) are called nectar plants. Each species of butterflies has specific host plants on which the adult butterflies lay their eggs. Listed below are several popular butterfly species and the host plants that […]

Making a caterpillar home indoors is relatively easy and inexpensive. There is a lot of flexibility in setting up a place to raise your caterpillars to butterflies. The basics that a caterpillar needs are fresh food from its specific host plant, safety from drowning in water, ventilation, and a safe place to pupate or become […]