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RE: Ia St Fair NOW Monarch Larvae-Now onto another caterpiller all together...

  • To: gardenchat@hort.net
  • Subject: RE: [CHAT] Ia St Fair NOW Monarch Larvae-Now onto another caterpiller all together...
  • From: "Melody" <mhobertm@excite.com>
  • Date: Fri, 20 Aug 2004 00:58:53 -0400 (EDT)

I'm sure I'd be no help in identifying it, Bonnie, but would love to see the pics. anyway.  please?  :-)


Melody, IA (Z 5/4)

"The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious."    
--Albert Einstein

 --- On Thu 08/19, Bonnie & Bill Morgan < wmorgan972@ameritech.net > wrote:
From: Bonnie & Bill Morgan [mailto: wmorgan972@ameritech.net]
To: gardenchat@hort.net
Date: Thu, 19 Aug 2004 00:32:47 -0400
Subject: RE: [CHAT] Ia St Fair NOW Monarch Larvae-Now onto another  caterpiller all together...

I "caught" a very LARGE caterpillar coming down out of one of the elms
in<br>the front yard. I have photos if anyone is interested and would
like to<br>take a shot at what the related butterfly/moth might
be.<br><br>The caterpillar was that soft lime green of a luna moth, with
spots on its<br>body that were an iridescent blue & yellows.
<br><br>Blessings,<br>Bonnie (SW OH - zone 5)<br><br>-----Original
Message-----<br>From: owner-gardenchat@hort.net
[mailto:owner-gardenchat@hort.net] On Behalf<br>Of Donna<br>Sent:
Wednesday, August 18, 2004 8:33 PM<br>To:
gardenchat@hort.net<br>Subject: RE: [CHAT] Ia St Fair NOW Monarch
Larvae<br><br>Have not had the wildlife I usually do here this year. But
the weather<br>has also been very strange too.<br><br>I believe one of
my neighbors is really responsible tho... found a<br>number of dead
rabbits near my pond this season. Thinking someone has<br>put out
something to control the population.:( They better hope I
never<br>figure out who it is.<br><br>Donna<br>Chemical free here
too!<br><br><br>> <br>> <br>> <br>> Last week I had them all over my
Asclepias. There seemed to be one on<br>> every<br>> leaf of a number of
plants. I am looking forward to the babies. I<br>have<br>> so<br>> many
butterflies, dragon flies, bees and humming birds it's hard
to<br>pull<br>> grass without bumping into them. :-) I have not used any
poison of<br>any<br>> kind in<br>> the 7+ years I have lived here, and I
have no pests -- except for<br>those<br>> orange<br>> aphids that get on
the Asclepias every year. They don't appear to<br>damage<br>> the
plants, and they don't stay long.<br>> <br>> zem<br>> Zone 7<br>> West
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