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This list details the largest family - the
Nymphalidae, or Brushfooted.
Covered are North American species along with other Brushfoots that are found in Central and South America as well. Click on the following for Nymphalidae with butterfly names starting with letters:
Following is a quick breakdown of the
caterpillar food of the common butterflies within the Nymphalidae family.
1) American Painted Lady (American Lady Butterfly)
2) American Snout Butterfly
3) Angled Leafwing
4) Aphrodite Fritillary
5) Arctic Fritillary
6) Baltimore Checkerspot
7) Banded Orange (Banded Orange Heliconian)
8) Blue-morpho Butterfly (Common-morpho)
9) Blue-eyed Sailor
10) Bordered Patch
11) California Crescent
13) California Tortoiseshell
15) Comma (Hop Merchant and Comma Anglewing)
18) Common Hairstreak
20) Common Ringlet
21) Common Wood Nymph
23) Crimson Patch
25) Eastern Comma
26) Edwards Fritillary
28) Eyed Brown
29) Field Crescent
30) Gemmed Satyr
32) Gorgone Checkerspot
33) Greater Fritillary
35) Green Comma
Avoid using Tropical Passionvines, such as Passiflora vitifolia. As a rule of thumb these will be many of the red color vines, some can also be blue. Caterpillars won't survive on these.
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