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Welcome to the Lepidoptera Trail!

  The Lepidoptera Trail in the Native Garden supports Lepidoptera―the order of insects that includes butterflies, moths, and skippers. It features stops at specific host plants that attract specific species of caterpillars (Lepidoptera larvae), with nearby interpretive signage offering images and information about the targeted species.

Travel the virtual Lepidoptera Trail to discover the featured plants and insects and learn about their essential relationships. Move your mouse over the images for more information, and click “next” to move forward.

Black cherry hosts white furcula caterpillars. The Lepidoptera Trail showcases black cherry and other host plants that visitors can search for feeding caterpillars, metamorphosing pupae, and fluttering butterflies, moths and skippers.

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