Views: 232, Replies: 6 » Jump to the end
Name: Jeanne
Lansing, Iowa (Zone 5a)
Image
gardenglassgems
Aug 31, 2015 12:06 PM CST
What Butterfly does this cat belong to? I counted at least 8-10 of them on this Butterfly plant.
Thumb of 2015-08-31/gardenglassgems/498ce4



Thumb of 2015-08-31/gardenglassgems/06f5cc


Thumb of 2015-08-31/gardenglassgems/57b8fe

Yard decor, repurposing, and flowers,
Name: Jim D
East Central Indiana (Zone 5b)
Seed Starter Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Frogs and Toads Garden Procrastinator Cottage Gardener Birds
Annuals Hummingbirder Region: Indiana Lover of wildlife (Raccoon badge) Native Plants and Wildflowers Butterflies
Image
jimard8
Aug 31, 2015 12:10 PM CST
yep ,, Monarch

These

Thumb of 2015-08-31/jimard8/585cbc

In the Butterfly garden if a plant is not chewed up I feel like a failure
[Last edited by jimard8 - Aug 31, 2015 12:14 PM (+)]
Give a thumbs up | Quote | Post #941139 (2)
Name: Melanie Long
Lutz, Florida (Zone 9b)
Larva tested, Pupa approved!
Butterflies Hummingbirder Birds Bee Lover Enjoys or suffers hot summers Region: Florida
Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Bromeliad Native Plants and Wildflowers Forum moderator Plant Identifier
Image
mellielong
Aug 31, 2015 7:27 PM CST

Moderator

Hooray for Monarchs! Now tell them when they grow up they have to head south to Mexico for the winter! Thumbs up
Moderator of the best forum on ATP, the Butterflies, Bees, and Birds forum!
Name: Jeanne
Lansing, Iowa (Zone 5a)
Image
gardenglassgems
Sep 1, 2015 1:58 PM CST
Thanks Jim and Melanie, is there anything I am suppose to do now? I have never raised in and I really don't know how to. I think these are the first Monarch cats I have had in my yard that I have noticed anyway. I even let the milkweed that grows wild in my flower beds stay where they are.
Yard decor, repurposing, and flowers,
Name: Melanie Long
Lutz, Florida (Zone 9b)
Larva tested, Pupa approved!
Butterflies Hummingbirder Birds Bee Lover Enjoys or suffers hot summers Region: Florida
Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Bromeliad Native Plants and Wildflowers Forum moderator Plant Identifier
Image
mellielong
Sep 1, 2015 5:26 PM CST

Moderator

Just keep the milkweed planted and they'll do their own thing. They've been doing it for thousands of years and don't really need our help. Except to correct the things we messed up like taking away their milkweed in the first place. But unless you want to raise them indoors, just sit back and enjoy the show. And of course, don't spray any pesticides!
Moderator of the best forum on ATP, the Butterflies, Bees, and Birds forum!
Name: Jeanne
Lansing, Iowa (Zone 5a)
Image
gardenglassgems
Sep 2, 2015 4:17 PM CST
Thanks for the advice. I just checked the plant again and only saw 3 cats. Not sure where the others went. I will have to plant more of the butterfly plant.
Yard decor, repurposing, and flowers,
Name: Jim D
East Central Indiana (Zone 5b)
Seed Starter Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Frogs and Toads Garden Procrastinator Cottage Gardener Birds
Annuals Hummingbirder Region: Indiana Lover of wildlife (Raccoon badge) Native Plants and Wildflowers Butterflies
Image
jimard8
Sep 3, 2015 10:10 AM CST
gardenglassgems They crawl around everywhere , some pupated I am sure , others on the plant when not being noticed , camoflage experts the little things are ,
In the Butterfly garden if a plant is not chewed up I feel like a failure

« Garden.org Homepage
« Back to the top
« Forums List
« Gardening for Butterflies, Birds and Bees forum
You must first create a username and login before you can reply to this thread.

Today's site banner is by dirtdorphins and is called "Lilium 'Pink Perfection'"