Harvester Butterfly, Steele Creek Park, 7-28-20

For the past couple of weeks I have noticed many woolly aphids on some alder tree saplings at the lake edge at Steele Creek Park and I have been wondering if there were any Harvester caterpillars there feeding on them. I had no luck in locating any caterpillars over the past couple of weeks. Although, there could still be some there blending in. Today I searched again for caterpillars and instead saw an adult Harvester butterfly around the alders. This was exciting. I did not see it deposit any eggs. I may have disturbed it too much because it flew away fairly quickly. But this is still good news and I believe it will come back to that spot. Now that I have a confirmed sighting of an adult Harvester there, I should have a better chance of finding a caterpillar in the near future. So I will keep looking.

פורסם על-ידי lancedj lancedj, יולי 28, 2020 08:21 אחה"צ

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יולי 28, 2020 03:17 PM EDT

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Flying around alders with numerous woolly aphids.

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