Here he is. I have seen guys like this before just not with these pretty little amber spots. I had this pepper plant that was not doing well since the beginning of the season. Much like most of my plants, due to the crazy heat and all the rain, it was just too much for them. This little plant started to make a comeback when it cooled down to 90 from the 100s. A little pepper was growing and lots of blossoms were praising the sun! And then in just a day I look at the plant and all I see are little branches and the little pepper in the dirt. I was getting ready to pull it out of the pot and take to the plant graveyard in the groundhog’s habitat when I noticed the culprit. Despite his crime I still think he is beautiful. I really thought that he was another horn worm but last night while I was researching a moth that liked moonflowers I discovered that this is a tobacco hornworm. Tonight I am going to attempt to photograph the moth party in Eric and Jeanne’s side yard where the moon flowers shine in all their glory.
Has anyone else noticed the abundance of butterflies, dragonflies and moths this year?
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