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Name: Brian
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bearsearch
Mar 13, 2012 7:14 AM CST
I'm trying to make my garden more attractive to butterflies and am making some progress but has anybody come across book that shows both the adult butterfly AND the caterpillar for each butterfly. I can't find anything describing the caterpillars that you want to protect verses the destructive ones. I know what a few of the more desirable butterfly caterpillars look like but there are a lot that I don't know what they become and I don't want to harbour the more damaging species.
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virginiarose
Mar 13, 2012 6:45 PM CST
Check out this website. Green Grin! http://www.joyfulbutterfly.com/freephotos/freecaterpillarpho...
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LindaTX8
Mar 19, 2012 1:21 AM CST
I have a book called Caterpillars in the Field and Garden, by Allen, Brock and Glassberg. It has photos and info of different kinds of butterfly caterpillars. Another one, Caterpillars of Eastern North America by David L. Wagner, covers both butterflies and moths, showing both the caterpillar and adult stages.
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Name: virginiarose
Virginia
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virginiarose
Mar 19, 2012 7:19 AM CST
Another way to attract butterflies is to put stones in the sun and they will stop my and warm theirselves. Maybe I can get some pictures this year because last year I went round and round with Kodak trying to get my camera fixed. Sad
Also my neighbor has a muddie spot near A/c unit and they flock there to suck water out of the mud. I am trying to create a mudhole myself but was not real successful last year, I will keep trying though.
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Name: Carole
Clarksville, TN (Zone 6b)
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SongofJoy
Mar 19, 2012 9:47 AM CST
Here are some drinking rainwater out of the cracks in roadway.


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Name: virginiarose
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virginiarose
Mar 19, 2012 10:10 AM CST
Good picture! They might be getting warm at same time. Thumbs up
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Name: Carole
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SongofJoy
Mar 19, 2012 10:13 AM CST
Probably so. I don't remember whether it was cool when I took that shot or not.

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Name: virginiarose
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virginiarose
Mar 19, 2012 11:33 AM CST
They are never in the street around here. It's too busy, they would become a bookmark. Hilarious!
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Mar 19, 2012 11:45 AM CST
This was a driveway, I think. Thumbs up

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Name: virginiarose
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virginiarose
Mar 19, 2012 11:55 AM CST
Thumbs up
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Name: Mary
My little patch of paradise (Zone 7b)
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fiwit
Mar 27, 2012 7:37 PM CST
virginiarose said:Also my neighbor has a muddie spot near A/c unit and they flock there to suck water out of the mud. I am trying to create a mudhole myself but was not real successful last year, I will keep trying though.


Susan, try a ceramic saucer (the kind that sits under clay pots) full of sand. Sprinkle some sea salt in it and keep it moist. I read that somewhere...
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Name: virginiarose
Virginia
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virginiarose
Mar 28, 2012 4:17 AM CST
I did that Mary, just last year I believe but it was impossible to keep it moist. It would dry out so fast, does the salt help? I was going to undrain my own wet spot and see if I can keep it wetter but not wet enough for mosquitoes. Have a feeling they will be really bad this year. I planted a Lantana there last year also there are near by butterfly bushes. Green Grin!
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Name: Mary
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fiwit
Mar 28, 2012 5:47 AM CST
The salt does nothing for the moisture, but it gives the b-flies essential minerals, somehow (or so I read). I put mine in a clear shady spot rather than full sun, and forget to worry about keeping it moist (oops)
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I'm going to retire and live off of my savings. Not sure what I'll do that second week.
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Name: virginiarose
Virginia
Money talks but Chocolate Sings!
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Ideas: Level 1 Avid Green Pages Reviewer Hibiscus Dragonflies Daylilies
Bee Lover Dahlias Butterflies Hostas Birds Lilies
virginiarose
Mar 28, 2012 6:06 AM CST
I know, right. Thumbs up
Susan

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