pentas

Pentas

Photo From You: Insect Identification
June 6, 2011 · Be The First To Comment

photo credit: TANAKA Juuyoh (田中十洋) If you’re an avid, or even amateur butterfly gardener, you are probably familiar with pentas. Pentas, also known as star clusters, are one of our favorite nectar sources for butterflies and hummingbirds. They have medium-dark green foliage with clusters of small 5-petal flowers that come in a variety of colors. […]

Luxurious Longwings
August 29, 2008 · Be The First To Comment

photo credit: jtloweryphotography Do you ever wonder what goes on inside the butterfly rearing greenhouseslocated on the rooftop of the museum’s parking garage? Today, I’m going to give you a peek at one of the precious little butterflies we raise there – the Zebra longwing, Heliconius charitonius. Located within the screened insectaries inside the greenhouse […]



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