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Butterfly Puddling
The Nature Niche
Posted on June 15, 2012

Butterfly Puddling | The Nature Niche
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Male butterflies puddle much more frequently than females. It is believed that the males require the dissolved puddle nutrients for the production of pheromones (chemicals used by the male to attract females) and for the production of sperm. The male also transfers these nutrients to the female with the sperm, enhancing the survival rate of the eggs.

Butterfly enthusiasts often create puddles to attract these beautiful insects. Take a shallow container such as a pie pan. It can be buried level with the surface of the ground or laid on top of the ground. Fill the container with
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