Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Butterflies, Honeybees and Moths Love Agastache Flowers

Swallowtail butterfly on agastache: Copyright © Phyllis Wheeler, 2015
Happy wild Wednesday! I'm really thrilled with the way the agastache (also known as hyssop) flowers are attracting a nice range of insect wildlife. We put in five plants this spring and I suspect we'll add more next year. 
Honeybee on hyssop: Copyright © Phyllis Wheeler, 2015
I'm especially happy to see honeybees on the agastache. We get lots of bees but honeybees seem to be in the minority.
Three skippers on hyssop flowers: Copyright © Phyllis Wheeler, 2015
If you look closely you can see at least three skipper moths on this hyssop plant.
Coming in for a landing on agastache: Copyright © Phyllis Wheeler, 2015
While not technically a good picture, I like that the moth is coming in for a landing while a honeybee is enjoying another flower. These insects know how to share.

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