Category Archives: Predators And Parasites

How To Build A Successful Butterfly Garden Videos

I thought I would put together some brief videos on how to create a successful Butterfly Garden for my last day of vacation. There are a total of 5 videos, each one is less than 2 minutes long.  Watching these should give you a decent idea of how to start (or continue) a successful Butterfly […]

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Pests In The Garden

It’s so damn hot and humid in Houston right now I think even the Butterflies are laying low.  Unfortunately, the pests that inhabit a Butterfly Garden are all over the place, at least all over my place. Aphids.  Normally I don’t stress too much about these little pokemon looking critters, but some of my Milkweed […]

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I Want To Suck Your Blood

And every other part of your body is the mantra of this bug.  Depending on what resource you read, these are either good bugs or bad bugs.  Personally, I view them as both, but if I see them on my Butterfly plants they get squashed.  This is an Assassin bug.  From what I understand they […]

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Caterpillar Killer

Lots of things can kill your butterflies, diseases, birds, and insects.  However, there is one insect that kills more of my butterfly caterpillars than any other creature.  The dreaded red wasp.  These things are evil.  I literally have watched them slowly fly around the milkweed looking for just the right size tasty morsel, then WHAM, […]

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