A Butterfly's Habitat

A Butterfly's Habitat (HM20GO)

Location: Apollo Beach, FL 33572 Hillsborough County
Country: United States of America

N 27° 47.429', W 82° 23.889'

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In the Tampa Bay area's subtropical climate, butterflies can thrive among many varieties of plants. In fact, most live their entire lives around plants like the ones in this garden, which was created as a butterfly habitat.
The plants attract and feed several kinds of butterflies. It's easy to create a butterfly garden of your own at home — just talk to an expert at your local garden shop or at your county extension office.

Did you know ?
· It's estimated that there are about 28,000 species of butterflies (about 160 species in Florida).
· Butterflies do not bite or carry disease.
· Butterflies and moths belong to the order Lepidoptera (a word that combines Greek words meaning "scales" and "wings" — butterflies and moths are the only insects that have scale-covered wings.
· The official butterfly of Florida is the Zebra Longwings (Heliconius charitonius).
· Butterflies must have a body temperature above 88 degrees Fahrenheit to fly.
· Some butterflies can fly faster that 30 miles per hour.
Slower butterflies generally fly about five miles per hour.
· In addition to drinking the nectar of plants, butterflies use them as shelter at night and during bad weather.
· Butterflies can only drink water from wet sand or soil.
Photos Left to Right
Gulf fritillary (Agraulis vanilla) on a lantana plant.
Monarch (Danaus plexippus) caterpillar
Monarch pupa (metamorphosis stage)
Monarch (Danaus plexippus) on a milkweed plant.
Zebra longwings (Heliconius charitonius) on a penta-flower
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HM NumberHM20GO
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Date Added Sunday, August 6th, 2017 at 7:02am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17R E 362257 N 3074777
Decimal Degrees27.79048333, -82.39815000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 27° 47.429', W 82° 23.889'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds27° 47' 25.74" N, 82° 23' 53.34" W
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Area Code(s)813
Closest Postal AddressAt or near Co Rd 672, Apollo Beach FL 33572, US
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