Painted Lady Butterfly
(Eau Claire , Wisconsin)
Is it true that Painted Lady butterflies can be raised inside my home during the winter months? Is this humane? And if the answer is yes to each question, do I understand that you can provide the necessary host plants or nectar plants for them also?Karen says:
Yes, you can buy painted lady butterfly kits
and raise them inside - they are easy to raise. I personally would want to wait until spring when the weather warms up in Wisconsin (60 degrees or so) then you can release them in the wild after you have raised them. For people in the Southern states, you could probably raise them year round. The kits provide you with food for the caterpillar. The painted ladies love the New England Aster
in my garden! Hope this helps.