hort.net Seasonal photo, (c) 2006 Christopher P. Lindsey, All Rights Reserved: do not copy
articles | gallery of plants | blog | tech blog | plant profiles | patents | mailing lists | top stories | links | shorturl service | tom clothier's archive0
 Navigation
Articles
Gallery of Plants
Blog
Tech Blog
Plant Profiles
Patents
Mailing Lists
    FAQ
    Netiquette
    Search ALL lists
    Search help
    Subscription info
Top Stories
Links
sHORTurl service
Tom Clothier's Archive
 Top Stories
Disease could hit Britain's trees hard

Ten of the best snowdrop cultivars

Plant protein database helps identify plant gene functions

Dendroclimatologists record history through trees

Potato beetle could be thwarted through gene manipulation

Hawaii expands coffee farm quarantine

Study explains flower petal loss

Unauthorized use of a plant doesn't invalidate it's patent

RSS story archive

Re: Butterfly population


I'm just a casual observer of butterflies, and my references reflect that, but you have certainly piqued my interest. Could you estimate the size in some way? Wingspan? Or possibly compare their size to something else (like "the butterfly is the size of a quarter")?
Cathy
On Wednesday, June 30, 2004, at 06:16 AM, "" <gardenqueen@academicplanet.com> wrote:


I don't think there's a willow w/in 100 miles of here. And these seem to
be even smaller than Viceroys, but they are darling and seem to travel
in pairs.


When the privet was blooming, there must have been 40 of them all over it. Awesome sight.

Pam Evans
Kemp, TX
zone 8A
----- Original Message -----
From: cathy carpenter
Sent: 6/29/2004 9:22:08 PM
To: gardenchat@hort.net
Subject: Re: [CHAT] Butterfly population

My guess would be that you are seeing the Viceroy, which is slightly
smaller than the Monarch, and while unrelated, mimics its appearance.
However, I have never heard that it likes privet. My references state a
preference for willows (Salix sp).
Cathy
On Tuesday, June 29, 2004, at 12:42 PM, ""
<gardenqueen@academicplanet.com> wrote:


Oh I have seen those indeed, just never knew what they were. What are
the ones that look like little baby monarchs that love privet so much??



Pam Evans Kemp, TX zone 8A ----- Original Message ----- From: cathy carpenter Sent: 6/28/2004 1:54:46 PM To: gardenchat@hort.net Subject: Re: [CHAT] Butterfly population

They are actually much more common in your neck of the woods than
mine.
Try this site for a photo, but they are way cuter than that!
http://wisconsinbutterflies.org/species/157
They are almost exclusively dependent on the hackberry as a host
plant.
Cathy
On Monday, June 28, 2004, at 11:43 AM, ""
<gardenqueen@academicplanet.com> wrote:

Cathy - what does an American Snout look like?  My yard is full of
hackberry trees.

Pam Evans
Kemp, TX
zone 8A
----- Original Message -----
From: cathy carpenter
Sent: 6/28/2004 9:53:05 AM
To: gardenchat@hort.net
Subject: Re: [CHAT] Butterfly population

I've been trying to actively keep or plant as many host plants as I
can. Have hackberry trees in our woods and was delighted to see an
American Snout last year - talk about cute. Am trying for as many
different Swallowtail host plants as possible: Dutchman's pipe for
the
Pipevine Swallowtail, Pawpaw for the Zebra Swallowtail, and
Spicebush
and Sassafras for the Spicebush Swallowtail, and dill and parsley
for
the Black Swallowtail.
Cathy
On Sunday, June 27, 2004, at 08:22 PM, Donna wrote:


Butterflies are a species that needs certain plants and without
them
they will not live to maturity.

If the plants in your area are either early or late rather than
normal
growth times, the butterflies will also be.

Many are also host plant dominate. Monarch have to have some type
of
butterfly weed.. they need the leaves while in the caterpillar
stage
and
the nectar when butterflies. I will not have any this year since
none
of
my leaves are damaged. Not sure what happened last fall, but
obviously
something.

The Karner blue has to have a lupine plant. Three years ago (?)
this
butterfly was down to 500. We started growing 5,000 lupines each
year
and reintroducing them also the Indiana Dunes area as part of
restoration project along with the nature conservancy. Happy to
report
that we now have thousands of the karners!. At one point they
caught
50
of them and set up a tent inside the nature center ( with the
correct
permit to do this!)Increased the population with no natural
predators
there and then released them back into the wild... just gave old ma
nature a helping hand.


Donna

------------------------------------------------------------------ --
-
Support hort.net -- join the hort.net fund drive!
http://www.hort.net/funds/

------------------------------------------------------------------- --
Support hort.net -- join the hort.net fund drive!
http://www.hort.net/funds/

-------------------------------------------------------------------- -
Support hort.net -- join the hort.net fund drive!
http://www.hort.net/funds/

--------------------------------------------------------------------- Support hort.net -- join the hort.net fund drive! http://www.hort.net/funds/

--------------------------------------------------------------------- Support hort.net -- join the hort.net fund drive! http://www.hort.net/funds/

--------------------------------------------------------------------- Support hort.net -- join the hort.net fund drive! http://www.hort.net/funds/

--------------------------------------------------------------------- Support hort.net -- join the hort.net fund drive! http://www.hort.net/funds/



Other Mailing lists | Author Index | Date Index | Subject Index | Thread Index



 © 1995-2015 Mallorn Computing, Inc.All Rights Reserved.
Our Privacy Statement