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Species and Classification
Body Structure of  a Butterfly
Life History of a Butterfly
Butterfly-watching in Urban Parks
Nectar Plant for Butterflies
Food Plants for Butterfly Larvae
Swallowtails in Urban Parks
Whites and Yellows in Urban Parks
Nymphs in Urban Parks
Browns, Blues and Skippers in Urban Parks
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Nectar Plant for Butterflies
Many flowering plants in urban parks provide nectars for butterflies. However, about half of Hong Kong's butterfly species, especially Nymphs and Browns, seldom or never visit flowers for nectar.
Coral Hibiscus
(Hibiscus schizopetalus)

Flowering from May to October, attracts large Swallowtails, Whites and Yellows
Chinese Ixora
(Ixora chinensis)

Flowering from June to October, attracts Swallowtails, Whites and Yellows
Pentas
(Pentas lanceolata)

Flowering from March to November, attracts Swallowtails, Whites and Yellows
Wedelia
(Wedelia trilobata)

Flowering almost throughout the year, attracts Skippers, Blues, small Whites and Yellows
Golden Dewdrops
(Duranta erecta)

Flowering from May to November, attracts Skippers, Blues, small Whites and Yellows
Lantana
(Lantana camara)

Flowering almost throughout the year, attracts Swallowtails, Skippers, small Whites and Yellows and some Nymphs

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