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Lyn, there's often confusion between nectar plants for adult insects and food plants for larvae. They are not the same thing. A lot of the larvae food plants are 'weeds' and no-one wants them. The larvae are caterpillars and no-one wants them except a few loonies like me
Any old plant with plenty of nectar will do for the adults
I am so excited. Saw a beautiful moth in the garden this morning and have managed to identify it as a Jersey Tiger moth. Now I can say I have had a tiger in my garden!
Took this one at the weekend. This is my first image upload so fingers crossed ..........
...............now why doesn't it enlarge when you click on it ?
Can I try again ?
image hosting over 10mb
I'm using http://postimg.org/
and I have about 8 choices! I was hoping to get a thumbnail that opened into a large image when clicked on.
Any ideas ?
The latest one looks pretty good to me when I click on it to get the enlarged version. A lovely peacock butterfly!
nmmmmm!.............. it wasn't doing that last night!
Also, that message ' Image hosting over 10Mb ' isn't something I've put there !
I'll have to look into it a bit more
Yesterday I counted( with some help) 18 butterflies in the garden. Large Whites, small whites, peacock, comma, meadow brown and a red admiral. Me thinks the effort has been worth it.
That's a great total !
Hope you reported them here .................
I took this photo last week during the hot, hot weather
Gatekeeper, stayed on the flower head for ages. The first in the garden so far.
I keep checking the nettle patch for eggs, nothing yet
Lovely photos and useful information thanks
Four Red Admirals on the Buddlea today and a Speckled Wood