Hummingbird Moth – Caterpillar and Facts

Hummingbird Moth - a lovely garden pollinator. #HummingbirdMoth #GoodPollinators #GardenFriendlies #BeneficialInsects

The hummingbird moth caterpillar is often mistaken for the tomato nemesis: the tomato hornworm. However, it’s a case of mistaken identification. The devastating tomato hornworm grows up to be a very different kind of moth than the hummingbird moth. The tomato hornworm DOES NOT become the much beloved pollinator known as the Hummingbird moth. The … Read more

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Monarch Butterflies and Milkweed: A Complex Relationship

Monarch Butterfly on Milkweed

Monarch butterflies and milkweed, enjoy a complicated relationship. You know the type. It’s a scenario in which the two mutual parties are co-dependent upon one another. Of course, that level of dependency is fraught with pitfalls. The majestic monarch butterfly (Danaus plexippus), is strikingly royal in appearance, and yet these delicate creatures migrate 6,000 miles roundtrip, … Read more

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