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Is This A Pupa? A Butterfly That Overwintered On Milkweed?

18 Mar

Found on native milkweed while pruning today:  A specimen that looks like it could be a pupa or some type of chrysalis.

We’ll investigate.

In the meantime, does anyone have a butterfly net or pop up display cage where we can place it outside?

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A Moth Sighting

25 Jul


I spied this guy in the shade garden. When I checked the pupa, it was opened

and abandoned. Maybe this is the moth that it held?  I’m working on an identification…Thought it might be some sort of Spinx moth based on the caterpillar but I still can’t pinpoint it.

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