The butterfly is a flying flower,The flower a tethered butterfly.
Ponce Denis Écouchard Lebrun (1729-1807)
These large eggs of the Atala butterfly are on the Coontie (Zamia pumila).
You can see the leftover eggshell of a Brazilian Skipper on a Yellow Canna (Canna flaccida), one of its host plants. The folded leaf serves as the caterpillar's nest or shelter.
The Frosted Elfin lays its eggs only on the Sundail Lupine (Lupinus perennis).
Notice the small parasitic wasp already surveying the butterfly eggs. The young caterpillars will be parasitized by the wasp eggs that she will oviposit.
In a butterfly garden, look for the orange Pipevine Swallowtail eggs on the stems or tendrils of pipevines (Aristolochia spp.)
These eggs are on butterfly pea, one of the many host plants in the legumes that Silver-spotted Skippers use for food.