The Butterfly Garden
Nessus Sphinx (Amphion floridensis)
Family Sphingidae (Sphinx Moths)
- Wingspan: 2"
- Color: red-brown, two yellow lines on abdomen
- Traits: stout body, hovers like hummingbird
- Habitat: woods, stream sides
- Food: lilac, phlox, herb robert
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.