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

Answer from NGA
June 7, 2010


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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