Zinnia
Butterflies in Mind -- Zinnia
Susan C. Dunlap
A collection of 50 images as if seen from a butterfly’s point of view. Includes the names of native Zinnia species and the most complete list of US butterflies that will feed on Zinnia blossoms.
Asclepias
Butterflies in Mind -- Asclepias
Susan C. Dunlap
“Milkweed is the single most important plant for Monarch butterflies. This lavishly illustrated book contains details about the structure and cultivation of native Milkweeds, information about the 139 nectar-feeding butterflies they...
Monarch
Butterflies in Mind -- Monarch
Susan C. Dunlap
This abundantly illustrated volume enables you to select from a complete list of well described perennial nectar plants that are known to attract & feed Monarch butterflies. Over 40 genera are described that are suitable to be grown...
Perennials
Butterflies in Mind -- Perennials
Susan C. Dunlap
Butterflies in Mind - Perennials. This book is a definitive guide to perennial nectar plants preferred by US butterflies. It empowers you to feed, attract, support (and help identify) nectar-feeding butterflies that reside in the US....

A solo butterfly, Funereal Duskywing (Erynnis funeralis), flew north and west of its range when it appeared on the San Francisco Peninsula. It fed on several blossoms of a Verbena bonariensis (while ignoring other flowers in the garden). If it is looking to expand its range, then it is time to plant Alfalfa (Medicago sativa) in the garden as a host plant for this Duskywing. Plants from the legume family, Leguminosae, are listed as viable host plants as well; several sources specifically mention Alfalfa as one of the best. There are 159 Leguminosae plants in this database.

Funereal Duskywing is a striking brown-toned butterfly with a distinct white trim visible on the upper dorsal side of the lower hind wing. It fed with its wings open.

Erynnis funeralis
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