Five of our 59 resident species of butterfly spend the winter as hibernating adults but the ones you are most likely to find hibernating in your.
How do the hibernating butterflies survive? form they rupture cells, which is fatal to eggs, caterpillars, chrysalises and adult butterflies alike.
How many kinds of butterflies can I find near where I live? An adult butterfly probably has an average life-span of approximately one month. (Nymphalis) and anglewings (Polygonia), spend the winter as adults, hibernating in holes in trees.
A butterfly will enter the hibernation state regardless of the stage of the life cycle it is in, whether it is already a fully grown butterfly, in egg form.