While adult butterflies often obtain nectar from a wide variety of plants, most rely on very few plants to provide food for their caterpillars. One of the easiest ways to increase both the number and variety of butterflies is to incorporate larval food plants into the landscape surrounding your home. Enjoy planting these important caterpillar food plants and watch the beautiful variety of butterflies come to your backyard through the spring and summer seasons.
Caterpillar Food Plant
Common Roadside Skipper
Great Southern White
(i.e. Sicklepod, Partridge Pea)
Eastern Tiger Swallowtail
Common Checkered Skipper
While adult butterflies often obtain nectar from a wide variety of plants, most rely on very few plants to provide food for their caterpillars.