I live in baltimore county and this summer I am seeing many more butterflies...

Asked August 27, 2019, 4:23 PM EDT

I live in baltimore county and this summer I am seeing many more butterflies than I have seen in many years. Why would this be happening?

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1 Response

There are several reasons why we are seeing more butterflies and moths this season. There is an abundance of high quality food for caterpillars, favorable temperatures for growth of larvae and foraging of adults, and a relative absence of natural enemies. This benefits them.

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Marian