Harvester Butterfly

 

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I found a harvester butterfly on August 2 and no woolly aphids.

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Then on September 2, I found woolly aphids and no harvester butterfly.

Harvester butterflies (Feniseca tarquinius) are our only carnivorous butterfly, and they feed on aphids.

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This and the next picture were taken years ago when I found aphids and harvester caterpillars while hiking.

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Maybe someday I’ll see a pupa of theirs; its’ said to resemble a tiny monkey’s head. 

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2 responses to this post.

  1. I’ve seen a lot of wooly aphids this year.

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