Caterpillar Larval Plants with Meredith O’Reilly

Giant swallowtail butterfly on coneflower by Great Stems

Host plants for butterfly and moth caterpillars

National Wildlife Federation Habitat Steward Meredith O’Reilly shows off a few host plants for butterfly and moth larvae.

Here’s info on Austin’s NWF Habitat Steward program.

Find out more and get a list of larval and nectar plants from the Austin Butterfly Forum.

Visit Meredith’s blog, Great Stems, for outstanding photography and insight into wildlife all of kinds!

Butterfly and moth caterpillars (larva)

Gulf Fritillary butterfly

Host plant: passionvine (passionflower)

Sulphur butterflies, including Sleepy Orangesulphur butterfly

Host plant: Lindheimersenna

Crimson Patch butterfly

Host plant: Flame acanthus

Snowberry Clearwing moth, Spring Azure butterfly

Host plant: Coral honeysuckle

Cecropia moth, Tiger swallowtail butterfly

Host plant: Mexican plum

Giant swallowtail, Two-tailed swallowtail butterfly

Host plant: Wafer ash

Monarch butterfly

Host plant: milkweed