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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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Food Plants for Butterfly Larvae
Different species of butterfly larvae feed on different plant species. More butterfly species can normally be found at places with a wide variety of plant species. Since many plants growing in urban parks are the food plants for butterfly larvae, these parks become the breeding sites for certain species of butterflies.
White Jade Orchid Tree (Michelia alba)
Fed on by larvae of Graphium agamemnon and Graphium doson
Dwarf Date Palm (Phoenix roebelenii)
Fed on by larvae of Elymnias hypermnestra and Suastus gremius
Kassod Tree (Cassia siamea)
Fed on by larvae of Catopsilia pomona
Banana Shrub (Michelia figo)
Fed on by larvae of Graphium agamemnon and Graphium doson
Camphor Tree (Cinnamomum camphora)
Fed on by larvae of Graphium sarpedon and Charaxes bernardus
Spider Tree (Crateva unilocularis)
Fed on by larvae of Hebomoia glaucippe

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