Ever had "squish remorse"? For this butterfly evangelist, squishing hundreds of genista moth larvae on Mountain Laurels created a caterpillar quandary.
Want to win the lottery? Perhaps you should entice a Black Witch Moth to roost above your doorstep. Folk wisdom on these bat-like Moths ranges from considering them a harbinger of death to an omen of good luck and future riches.
Happy Pollinators week! Don't squish that tomato hornworm--she turns into the magnificent Sphinx Moth, which pollinates various flowers, including the Agave plant.
Everyone's early this year. Wildflowers, birds, bats, butterflies and moth are all making an early appearance. Is it the wet winter or milder temperatures causing the advanced timing?
Butterfly Garden: Jimsonweed Takes the Heat, Sports Elegant Flowers and Hosts the Endearing Sphinx Moth
In the butterfly garden Jimsonweed works overtime with gorgeous white trumpet flowers, lush large leaves, spiny unusual seedballs and fascinating sphinx moth caterpillars. Oh, and it's easy-to-grow and drought and heat resistant.