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Name: Cheryl
Brownstown, Pennsylvania (Zone 6b)
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nativeplantlover
Nov 13, 2021 6:01 PM CST
Ermine Moths on Boneset

Ermine Moths on Boneset

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"My work is loving the world. Here the sunflowers, there the hummingbird — equal seekers of sweetness. Here the clam deep in the speckled sand. Are my boots old? Is my coat torn? Am I no longer young, and still not half-perfect? Let me keep my mind on what matters, which is my work which is mostly standing still and learning to be astonished." — Mary Oliver, from Messenger
Name: Rj
Just S of the twin cities of M (Zone 4b)
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crawgarden
Nov 13, 2021 7:08 PM CST
Excellent banner Cheryl
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Name: Johannian
The Black Hills, SD (Zone 5a)
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Johannian
Nov 13, 2021 8:10 PM CST
Such a nice banner, Cheryl! The moths are so very pretty.
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Fleur569
Nov 13, 2021 8:20 PM CST
An intriguing, beautiful banner. Nothing more fascinating than the art of Nature.
Name: Zoia Bologovsky
Stoneham MA (Zone 6a)
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Zoia
Nov 13, 2021 11:30 PM CST
They look like they have a flower print on them…how neat!
Name: Cal McGaugh
Escondido, California (Zone 10b)
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EscondidoCal
Nov 14, 2021 1:01 PM CST
Great banner. Thumbs up
So amazing....the designs on the moths.....similar, but maybe no 2 alike?

Also interesting native plant (though apparently not in California)....
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Name: Laurie
southeast Nebraska (Zone 5b)
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lauriemorningglory
Nov 14, 2021 7:49 PM CST
Hi Cheryl, These are cool moths you captured in an image! The caterpillar stage is a webworm that feeds on Ailanthus trees (common name: Tree-of-heaven), which is not native to the U.S. and is considered a weedy tree that spreads readily by seed and underground sprouts. This pretty little moth is about the only good thing about tree-of-heaven! Hilarious!
Name: Cheryl
Brownstown, Pennsylvania (Zone 6b)
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nativeplantlover
Nov 29, 2021 2:33 PM CST
~Thanks for all the nice comments everyone! I haven't been on NGA in some time now.
Hi Laurie, I did know about the ermine moth's other name, and that it feeds on "Tree of Heaven" which def IS NOT native you're correct....It stinks like burnt peanut butter and spreads horribly since it was first brought from Asia in the 1700s. Lastly, and worst of all, it hosts the Spotted Lantern Fly. It too, is a beautiful insect, but has wreaked havoc in this area for several years now sucking on native fruit trees, native nut trees and anything else it takes a shine too besides Ailanthus! Many of us have had to wrap a special sticky tape around tree trunks to catch the SLF. I hope it dies out~
"My work is loving the world. Here the sunflowers, there the hummingbird — equal seekers of sweetness. Here the clam deep in the speckled sand. Are my boots old? Is my coat torn? Am I no longer young, and still not half-perfect? Let me keep my mind on what matters, which is my work which is mostly standing still and learning to be astonished." — Mary Oliver, from Messenger
Name: Laurie
southeast Nebraska (Zone 5b)
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lauriemorningglory
Nov 30, 2021 7:30 PM CST
Cheryl, I suspect spotted lanternfly will spread very quickly across the U.S. Sad Very hard for growers to manage their crops as it is, and now they have to deal with another problem.

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