The Butterfly Garden
Eastern Tent Caterpillar (Malacosoma americanum)
Family Lasiocampidae (Tent Caterpillars)
- Wingspan: 2"
- Color: brown-white as moth, hairy black with white stripe as caterpillar
- Traits: build nests in forks of branches in spring
- Habitat: near fruit trees
- Food: leaves of fruit trees
The Butterfly Garden at the Cayuga Nature Center
This summer marks the debut of our new Butterfly Garden. As with any garden, it's a work-in-progress. But we are already attracting a number of species of both butterflies and moths.
The Butterfly of the Day features one of the species that can be found at the Nature Center.