Butterflies Nectar Preferences - roses they use

Rudy Benavides rbenavid at hotmail.com
Sat Jun 23 19:19:28 EDT 2001

>From: "robert beiriger" <robert.beiriger at worldnet.att.net>
>I have seen several different haristreaks, including Atlides halesus,
>Calycopis cecrops, Fixsenia favonius, and Parrhasius m-album, feeding on
>wild roses in Central Florida.  I see them on it when there is no other
>nectar souces around.

Interesting.  I have also seen a few hairstreaks sitting on rose bushes in 
the rose garden at the Cylburn Arboretum in Baltimore, MD.  They were not 
nectaring when I saw them, but I'll have to check a little closer next time.

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