These female Atala Butterflies are laying eggs on
You can see more Atala Life Cycle pictures by
Atala Butterflies nectar on palm flowers (above, left, and below). In
the photo above, you can see the Atalas' proboscis in the flower.
liked the green bee in the photo above. I've seen them around, but
they're usually buzzing by too fast to get a good picture. This one
paused for a snack on the palm flowers too.
When you have nectar plants, like
this palm tree, you will see your butterflies sip nectar from them, but
you'll have other visitors like the
green bee as well.
My apologies for the quality of this next photograph, but there they
were doing you know what and the only thing I had on me was a crummy old
cell phone camera.
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main nectar plants page
to see what
other butterflies are sipping from, or to go back
to the Atala Butterflies Life Cycle page