Recently in the Christina Reiman Butterfly Wing, our rainbow eucalyptus was attacked by thrips, a nasty pest that was calling the leaves to fall off. We never use insecticides in the Butterfly Wing—those could kill butterflies as well as the problem insects. So instead we brought in predatory mites and Minute Pirate Bugs to attack the thrips. Time will tell which will win and if the eucalyptus stays.
Butterfly Of The Day
King Swallowtail Papilio thoas
Fact Of The Day
There are currently 5 of the King Swallowtail in the Wing right now, and 1235 pupae have been received for this butterfly since we opened