Edison Ford Garden Visitors
October 18, 2015
As our gardens expand, so does the variety of visitors we see here. Our Blue Pea Vine has caught the attention of the Long-tailed Skipper (Urbanus proteus) as evidenced by the eggs and larva we have found on the leaves. Shown below, the newly-hatched larvae are no bigger than a mosquito larva.
Long-tailed Skipper larvae on the Blue Pea Vine
Attracting butterflies to your yard is easy when you have the right larval host plants. Visit our Garden Shoppe for a variety of host plants, as well as showy nectar plants. We are open from 9:00am to 5:30pm seven days a week.