Most adult butterflies drink nectar from flowers through their tongues, which function much like straws. A minority of butterflies almost never visits flowers, instead gaining sustenance from tree sap, rotting animal matter, and other organic material. Butterfly caterpillars almost all eat plant matter.Click to see full answer. Then, what fruit do butterflies eat?Butterflies are particularly fond of oranges, grapefruits, cantelope, strawberries, peaches, nectarines, kiwi, apples, watermelon, and bananas, especially mushy bananas that have been stored in the freezer and then thawed. Some species love a “brew” of rotting fruit, molasses, beer, and brown sugar.One may also ask, how do butterflies find food? Butterflies and moths: A butterfly’s antennae, palps, legs,and many other parts of the body are studded with sense receptors that are used to smell. The sense of smell is used for finding food (usually flower nectar), and for finding mates (the female smelling the male’s pheromones). Furthermore, what do butterflies eat for breakfast? They like to eat the nectar from flowers. In fact most butterflies only ever feed on plants for every meal. These butterflies are herbivores – animals that only eat plants.Do butterflies eat sugar water?Butterflies feed on nectar, and you can make a sugar water solution for them to drink, just as you would with a hummingbird. They will also lick water off glass.