Butterfly Blog

The Butterfly Blog will keep you up to date on news here at Glorious Butterfly and in the world of Butterflies. It will:

  • let you know when new pages are added to this website

  • update you when substantial changes are made to current pages

  • inform you about Butterfly news and happenings around the world

  • highlight important pages that have been around awhile and you may have missed

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Life Cycle of a Butterfly Video and DVD

Life Cycle of a Butterfly Video - This Monarch Butterfly Life Cycle Movie is perfect for the classroom or home. Photos, narration and video show the Monarch stages from egg to butterfly.

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How to Overwinter Black Swallowtail Chrysalis

Hello Glorious-Butterflies!! I was hoping you wouldn't mind if I asked your assistance regarding overwintering the black swallowtail. I actually had

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Monarch Butterfly Life Cycle

Monarch Butterfly Life Cycle PowerPoint - Excellent monarch life cycle elementary science lesson plans idea. Includes free Study Guide with questions and answers. Great for homeschool lesson plans,

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Striking Gulf Fritillary

Taken at an outdoor butterfly park in Mission Texas. Karen says: Thank you for the beautiful picture of a gulf fritillary butterfly. The underside of

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Best Butterfly Garden Kit

Cheap Butterfly Garden Kit - Quick and easy butterfly garden kit Includes plants and instructions.

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Best Butterfly Garden Plants

Butterfly Garden Plants - Cheap Butterfly Plants for attracting butterflies to your garden.

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Monarch Butterfly Eggs

Monarch Butterfly Egg
Monarch eggs are very tiny but once you find one and know what they look like, they are easy to find....then, you can raise a monarch!

If you have a question about monarch eggs, check this Q&A page on monarch butterfly eggs to see if you can find the answer.


Monarch Butterfly with OE

Monarch Butterfly OE

OE or Ophryocystis elektroscirrha is a parasite which affects Monarch butterflies. It shows up in the chrysalis and butterfly.

Here are some questions and answers about Monarch Butterfly OE.

Care of Milkweed Plants

Monarch Caterpillars on Tropical Milkweed

Milkweed plants are the host plant or caterpillar food for monarch butterflies.

Check out these questions and answers, tips and interesting information about tropical and swamp milkweed plants.

Painted Lady Butterfly

Painted Lady Butterfly on Aster

A Painted Lady Butterfly is very easy to raise. Many teachers raise painted lady butterflies in their classrooms for school science project ideas.

Here is more information on the pretty little painted lady butterfly.

Hatching at Night - Is This OK?

One of our butterflies appears to be ready to hatch. We are first time butterfly people and just put the caterpillars in a cardboard box. I am worried

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Pupation on milkweed itself

Do the caterpillars ever pupate right on the milkweed plants or do I need to get them to an enclosed container with a twig as soon as they reach a certain

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Is the size of the chrysalis significant?

Is the size of the chrysalis significant? We are new to the experience of capturing a caterpillar and raising a monarch butterfly. We have two chrysalis

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Living Bulletin Board: Life Stages of a Monarch Butterfly

Congratulations Donna - Winner of the Bulletin Board Contest! I began this bulletin board with the idea of having a living board where children could pass

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