Imagine my surprise when I spotted a little flash of orange flying around in the backyard near my birdfeeder. When I went to investigate, I had to wait a long time for it to land and then.....I was shocked and pleased to discover a Harvester! A first for my yard and only my 2nd sighting of a Harvester ever!
The Harvester is famous for being the only North American butterfly species with carnivorous caterpillars. Their caterpillars eat wooly aphids!