Hibernating butterflies in your house?23/11/2010 15:24:13 Butterfly hibernation - Courtesy of Butterfly Conservation
November 2010. Apart from the occasional Red Admiral, it is very unlikely that you will see any butterflies in November & December. Most will be tucked away in vegetation, either as eggs, caterpillars or pupae.
If you find a hibernating butterfly, you can gently remove it and put it somewhere that is unheated and sheltered from the elements, such a garden shed. Remember though that it will need to be a place from which the butterfly can escape in the spring, when it wakes up from its long sleep.
Other indoor wildlife
Herald moth in the Wildlife Extra office