The Butterfly Garden
Viceroy (Limenitis archippus)
Family Nymphalidae (Brushfoots)
- Wingspan: 2 1/2-3 1/2"
- Color: orange with black veins, white spots, black line across both hindwings making a V shape
- Traits: mimics Monarch
- Habitat: swamps, wet fields, shrubby areas
- Food: honeydew, carrion, fungi, goldenrods, thistle
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.