Dartmoor Butterflies at the Butterfly Farm, Devon

Butterfly FAQs

Some interesting information about Butterflies

How long do the butterflies live?

Butterfly emerging from Pupa at the Butterfly Farm, Buckfast, Devon
Owl Butterfly Feeding

What do butterfly’s eat?

Most of our beautiful butterflies feed on nectar that they collect from the flowers. Butterflies can only feed on liquid material that they suck up through a long hollow tube called a proboscis. As you walk through the Butterfly Farm this can be easily observed and studied in detail.

Butterfly feeding on pollen
Butterfly feeding on pollen
Butterflies feeding on fruit