and Queen Butterflies
from (these presumed) Spermacoce verticillata flowers, so I let some of them
remain in my
garden areas even though they're weeds.
This white ball flower,
, and a few other useful butterfly nectar weeds make
a few nice butterfly
islands in my back yard.
Up close, these flowers are quite interesting and
pretty. The tiny white ball
consists of lots of miniature individual flowers that open a few at a
time so they're a long lasting mini-bouquet:
I kept my (possibly) Spermacoce verticillata for my butterflies, but I've noticed
bees, a red-eyed fly
, and an
odd red-tailed bug
from them too, and I have good reason to REALLY like that red-tailed bug
now that I know what it is (a Larra Wasp; details below.)
Wow!!!!! Thank you
! Thank you so much for checking on it and letting me know
how to tell them apart.
I'm still working on following those
Butterflies and Lara Wasps aside, there are other little critters that
benefit from this wildflower. The
Syngamia florella Moth
to the left, and the green bee
and other bees below enjoy Spermacoce nectar too.
A paper wasp is finally giving my caterpillars a break: