Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)


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    Hi everyone, just a reminder that some questions get asked frequently, so we have made a list of them and their answers at You can find them by clicking "FAQs" on the menu bar near the top of the page.

    The other option is to search our site using the search box over there on the right.

    That way you can get an instant answer to your question without having to wait for a response on the forum.

    Current FAQs:

    Can I feed a Monarch butterfly sugar water?

    How can I best grow milkweed for Monarch butterflies?

    How can I prevent wasps from attacking larvae on my swan plants?

    How can I tell a male from a female Monarch?

    How can I tell the difference between a moth and a butterfly?

    How do I breed Monarch butterflies?

    How do I help a butterfly that is hurt? How do I help a butterfly with a damaged wing?

    How do I help a dented or fallen chrysalis?

    How long does it take for a Monarch butterfly to leave the chrysalis?

    What food plants can I feed a Monarch butterfly in NZ? What do Monarch caterpillars eat?

    What pests affect caterpillars in NZ?

    What?s the difference between a pupa, a cocoon and a chrysalis?

    Where can I buy live Monarch butterflies?

    Where can I get milkweed in NZ?

    Why do male butterflies die after mating?

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