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Raising Caterpillars Project

After last year’s success with the elephant hawk moths, I’ve decided to continue with my project to raise caterpillars to adult moths/butterflies. This will basically involve finding and identifying caterpillars and looking after them in the shed over winter when they become chrysalises. 390 more words


Tenthredo notha (type of sawfly) (Coton NR)

A large lemon-yellow and black sawfly. Very similar to T. arcuata and T. brevicornis. The species are very difficult to separate without detailed examination. Where the image has not received expert verification, which is necessary to be certain of accuracy in this species, it is highlighted with a red box.

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Odd visitor to the garden

Every so often something in the natural world makes you stop and look twice.  Sometimes it turns out to be something pretty normal, other times it turns out to be a little more unusual.  152 more words


An Attack of the Munchies ... From muntjacs to caterpillars

It has got to the time of the year where things seems to slip out of balance just for a while and pests prevail, until predator populations adjust and nature gets back into equilbrium. 380 more words


Treating Roses

Some of the roses are attacked by aphids and sawfly lavae. The situation is getting out of control. Time to apply some Ortho Total Kill Lawn & Garden Insect Killer Concentrate… 23 more words

Roses In Maine