Thursday, September 25, 2008

Lepidoptera Love Asters (video)

On Saturday I noticed that either moths or tiny butterflies were flying all over the asters in the front garden bed. I don't know if the video does it justice, but dozens of tiny and colorful moths were flitting off and on the flowers and all around the area. There were the family white butterflies and there were many types of orange spotted winged moths that looked like tiny butterflies.

video

Here is a list of Lepidoptera that feed on asters. Wikipedia seems to indicate that it is mostly moths that feed on asters rather than butterflies.

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