- Hauck Research Center Collections -
Primary Collection | Bromeliads | Cacti & Succulents | Carnivorous Plants | Orchids | Rare & Exotic Plants
During the summer of 1998, a student designed and installed a butterfly garden.
Located next to the Hauck Research Center, the garden contains many native Florida plants that provide food sources for the caterpillars and nectar for adult butterflies.

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Larvae of butterflies and moths are important food sources themselves. Parasitic wasps and flies lay eggs on developing larvae for their young to devour. Predatory wasps, such as this paper wasp (Polistes major), consume larvae in addition to nectar and other insects.
While these wasps may seem beneficial to the average gardener by keeping pests under control, they can eliminate an upcoming generation of butterflies.
Photography by Jeff Wright
Photography by Jeff Wright
Photography by Jeff Wright

Photography by Jeff Wright
Mantis on Callicarpa americana - Mantis on American Beautyberry

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- Hauck Research Center Collections -
Primary Collection | Bromeliads | Cacti & Succulents | Carnivorous Plants | Orchids | Rare & Exotic Plants

Hauck Research Center

1000 Holt Ave - Box 2743
Winter Park, Florida 32789-4499
Phone (407) 646 2399
Fax (407) 646 2138

For further information:
achryst@rollins.edu