butterfly - Knowledgebase Question

Davie, Fl
Question by buztrain202
June 7, 2010
I have a new purple passion plant that butterflies love and recently put a topsy turvy tomato plant within about 4 feet away and now the butterflies are landing on it..My question are the butterflies going to lay eggs and ruin my new tomato plant..Thank you..Ted


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Answer from NGA
June 7, 2010

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It's not likely. Adult butterflies lay their eggs on plants their offspring will eat. About the only caterpillar pests of tomatoes are the hornworm (it's the offspring of a nocturnal hawkmoth) and fruit worms (also the offspring of a moth). I wouldn't be too concerned about the tomato plant, but it won't hurt to check the plant every week or so just to make sure!

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