Butterfly garden update

luna

Arachnoknight
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nice juicy caterpillars...

I always thought cabbage whites (is that what they are?) tasted badly & thats why we have so many of them... I guess the wasps don't care?

I find them in my garden too... nice juicy caterpillars... I wonder about them for spiders but then think about the taste... maybe I will give them a try!
 

bugmankeith

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I see the cabbage whites here lay their eggs on wild mustard. No cabbage unless someone grows it in their garden.
 

luna

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I see the cabbage whites here lay their eggs on wild mustard. No cabbage unless someone grows it in their garden.

I think of them as mustard eaters too but in my yard a few are eating hollyhocks.

But seeing Tleilaxu's success, I may go get some cabbage and plant it... plump & juicy home grown feeders!
 

funnylori

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The great thing is, mustard and cabbage are in the same plant family. There are a lot of plants in the family, and the cabbage moths don't seem too particular on what they eat.
 
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