Fossil Hill (part 4)
Still on the my knees in the powerline easement.
At first, of course I did not what this critter ate. But with a little searching I was able to find it a name, Virgin Tiger Moth (Apantesis virgo). It over winters as a cat!
Lucky for it, BugGuide had some useful additional information. Caterpillars food included clover, lettuce, plantains, Chenopodium species, and other low-growing herbaceous plants. Also Vernonia, Helianthus maximiliani, Helianthus tuberosus. (MJ Hatfield). Lettuce was easy. 🙂 Yum!
Now the wait for it to pupate! Furthermore, I hope to catch it doing the mysterious pupating.
A fish can sense another’s fear, a study shows
Considered Extinct for 36 Years: Endangered Vulture Returns to Bulgaria
The more you know, the more you see and the more you see, the more you know
I live fuzzy wuzzy cats. Thats a good one. Cant wait to see what it makes.
I’ve found various cats in my yard while gardening lately. Tis the season!
Very nice kitty cat