This time the new addition is a moth. My wife Sarah had been watering the hanging basket outside the house when she noticed some caterpillars on the purple weedy plant we had introduced for bringing in the bees. We counted 6 in varying sizes, I did not know what this species was, and so out came the book and as we browsed the pages we came across it....a Toadflax Brocade moth. A new species for the garden and for both of us. The literature stated it as not too common, and it seems to be up and down in numbers over the years, so we were pleased to be the host. It also answered the question we had asked as to what the name of the plant was, and now we know...Purple Toadflax!, that was easy enough...he laughs.
It was time to get the camera and grab a few shots.