Fall and Winter Daily Programming - Stars November 1, 2016

Words and Wings Storytime


Join us as we explore our very favourite bug and butterfly books during Words and Wings Storytime. During this 20-30 minute program we also have a "creature feature" where you will have a close-up encounter with one of our live, tropical insects!

Some of our daily themes will include:

  • Bugs that sing and make other fun noises
  • Tricks that bugs use to stay hidden in nature
  • Where do bugs go in winter?
  • Baby bugs! Learn about how different bugs grow up to be big bugs!
  • Bug Cousins - learn about centipedes and millipedes!

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Holiday Schedule

Please note that programming will not be offered during the following dates:

  • Christmas Break - December 17th - 31st, 2016 - Check out our Holiday Activities for Kids instead!
  • December 24-26, January 1 (closed for Christmas and New Years)
  • March Break - March 13-17 - Check out our BugFeast! event instead!

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Mailing Address:

Cambridge Butterfly Conservatory
2500 Kossuth Road
Cambridge, Ontario
N3H 4R7



Please note that our Administrative Office Hours are Monday to Friday 9:00am to 5:00pm

The Common Mormon, Papilio polytes

Common Mormon

The Common Mormon is widespread across southern Asia, from Sri Lanka and India to southern Japan,the Philippines, and Sunda Islands. Their wingspan measures 9 – 11 cm.

The Common Mormon is well-known for its females that mimic various species of inedible Red Swallowtails. Because of this unique characteristic, wild Common Mormon females exist in three different forms: one form that looks like the Common Mormon males and two swallowtail mimic forms. Males occur in only one form.

The males are black with white spots along the outer forewing edge and a white band across each hindwing. In the conservatory, females have black forewings with white veins. The hindwings are black and edged with red spots. Each hindwing has a large white and red spot at its centre.

The Common Mormon can be found in both natural and urban areas. Caterpillars feed mostly on citrus plants in the Rutaceae family.

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