16 thoughts on “Silent Sunday: May 30, 2021. An unusual white bug

    • Love Lantanas and their full blooms. I hope yours grow well! I deadheaded mine, which I didn’t know about in the past, and got discouraged when new blooms didn’t start. But finally I’m starting to see tiny petals unfurling.
      What colors did you get?

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      • I got three orange last year. This year I got two yellow and two purple. I planted milkweed plants last year. They came back this year. There are many caterpillars on them.

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      • That’s a great combination of Lantana colors! Ellis wants to get a purple one. What a fun thing to see caterpillars. Oh no, this may lead to a Milkweed plant to join the others. I’ll need to do some research on it.

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      • It’s very interesting that the only female butterfly around here recognized the milkweed plants even when they are small. Some of mine are only three inches tall and she laid eggs on them.
        I have birds and lizards and other insects in my garden and I lost several caterpillars. The two see-through cages I purchased should arrive today. I built my own cages yesterday and collected six or seven caterpillars to put them in the cages, then put them in the purchased cages later today.

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      • Isn’t nature wonderful?! Somehow they know and travel to where they can find food and shelter.
        Kids and I are planning on doing another caterpillar project…they are fascinating to watch. We get them from Insect Lore and they come with supplies to raise them. Similar and cheaper items are found on Amazon. Good luck with them!!

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