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in Tucson, Phoenix
Arizona and California

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Butterfly Species Pictured on this Website

Gardening in Tucson, Phoenix

Arizona and California

Butterfly Species Pictured on this Website

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Plant List

FOOD PLANTS
Fruit, Berries, Nuts
Herbs
Peppers, Chilies
Strawberries
Tomatoes

ORNAMENTALS
Grasses
Ground Cover
Perennials
Shrubs
Trees and Palms
Vines

SPECIALTY GARDENS
Butterfly Garden
Erosion Control
Fragrance Garden
Hedges, Privacy, Barriers
Hummingbird Garden
Long-Blooming
Winter-Blooming

GARDENING TIPS
Dealing with Critters
Digging Holes for Plants
Fruit: Selection, Cultivation
Garden Bed: Sterilizing
Landscaping
Microclimates
Plant Placement
Selecting Plants
Soil Prep for Vegetables
USDA Hardiness Zones
Trees: Planting, Watering
Vegetable Calendar Zone 9

NURSERIES / SUPPLIES
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Phoenix
Tucson

MEETINGS
Phoenix Meetings
Tucson Meetings

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Latest update: March, 2020
To identify a butterfly, see: Butterflies and Moths of North America

Common Name: Scientific name
(Click on an underlined word to see a picture)

Wingspan Inches wide
Caterpillar Food Plants

American Snout: Libytheana carinenta (this page)
1.4-2" wide
Hackberry

Checkered White male / female: Pontia protodice
1.5-2.5" wide
Mustard family, Caper family

Cloudless Sulphur: Phoebis sennae
2" wide
Senna

Dainty Sulphur: Nathalis iole
0.75-1.25" wide
Aster family and Marigolds

Empress Leilia: Asterocampa leilia (this page)
1.5-3" wide
Spiny Hackberry

Fatal Metalmark: Calephelis nemesis
0.75-1" wide
Western White Clematis: Clematis ligusticifolia

Giant Swallowtail: Papilio cresphontes
4-6" wide
Citrus

Gulf Fritillary wings closed / wings open: Agraulis vanillae
2-3" wide
Passion Vine

Ilavia Hairstreak: Satyrium ilavia
1" wide
Scrub Oak

Monarch: Danaus plexippus (this page)
3.3-4.8" wide
Milkweeds

Painted Lady: Vanessa cardui
2" wide
Thistle, Sunflower, Lupine

Pipevine Swallowtail: Battus philenor
4" wide
Pipevines

Queen: Danaus gilippus
2-3" wide
Milkweeds

Reakirt's Blue: Echinargus isola
0.75-1.13" wide
Legumes: Mesquite, Dalea, Mimosa, etc.

Sleepy Orange: Eurema nicippe
1.5" wide
Senna

Southern Dogface: Zerene cesonia
2-3" wide
Legumes: Dalea, Milkvetch, etc.

Texan Crescent: Anthanassa texana
1.25-1.8" wide
Acanthus family: Chuparosa, Flame Honeysuckle, Thurber's Desert Honeysuckle, Desert Ruellia

Variegated Fritillary: Euptoieta claudia
1.75-3.1" wide
Passion Vine, Purslane

White Checkered Skipper: Pyrgus albescens
0.75-1.25" wide
Mallows


American Snout butterfly
American Snout on Desert Broom

American Snout top wing

Empress Leilia butterfly
Empress Leilia

Monarch butterfly
Monarch on Mexican Tree Sunflower