cabbage_butterflyAdd to Insects…those butterflies that eat our garden food and flowers…like the Cabbage Butterfly.  It ranges over most of the United States and the green caterpillar larvae feed on cabbages, mustard, other wild plants.  Sometimes you will see a flock of a dozen or two adults in seach of a row of cabbages.

 

The Tomato Hornworm is actually a Sphinx Moth.  The larvae eat the leaves of the tomatoes and potatoes. The larvae are large and usualy have a tail or horn.  Some rear back into a belligerent matter when molested but none are poisonous.

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