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Kill it, No kept it, Fine I'll relocate

Discussion in 'Florida Lawn Care Forum' started by Tri-City Outdoors, Oct 15, 2011.

  1. Tri-City Outdoors

    Tri-City Outdoors LawnSite Member
    Posts: 152

    Home owner came across a tiger swallowtail caterpillar today. We suggested they leave it be. They wanted it dead. So we gladly relocated it. It now lives in our landscape.

    I will admit it dose look mean. Several false eyes and a stinger looking thing.

    Funny part is last year. With their suggestion we installed a small garden. Including plants the would benefit butterflies. They found it in this garden.

    Figured I'd share
     
  2. whosedog

    whosedog LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 730

    You can't fix stupid.
    When I was a kid,he biggest caterpillar I ever found was from a circropia moth,4 inches long and scary looking.I fed it lilac leaves till it cocooned then watched it turn into a beautiful moth,which I took pictures of then released because they have 3 days to find a mate before they die.

    I wish I could see the colonies of hibernating Monarch butterflies,that winter in the mountains of central Mexico.I'm amazed that these monarchs travel 1,200-2,800 miles from Canada and North America,to the fir trees in Mexico's mountains.They call this generation of monarchs the Methuselah generation because the live up to 7 months which is far longer than the normal 4-6 weeks most Monarchs live.
     

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