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Date: Thu, 1 Oct 2020 09:08:11 -0700
From: Stewart Wechsler <ecostewart...>
Subject: Re: [NorWestLeps] San Francisco butterflies breeding times

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I ended up with a double negative on that after an edit. I intended to say
I don't think "Jersey Cudweed" - Pseudognaphalium luteoalbum* is *considered
native to North America.

Stewart

On Thu, Oct 1, 2020 at 8:55 AM Stewart Wechsler <ecostewart...>
wrote:

> I don't think Jersey Cudweed - Pseudognaphalium luteoalbum is not
> considered native to North America. I expect it was named for Jersey in
> Great Britain. It is no surprise there is another "Cudweed" that grows in
> sidewalk cracks in San Francisco, that isn't native.
>
> -Stewart
>
> On Tue, Sep 29, 2020 at 7:56 PM BJLondon via groups.io <sfcraig2005=
> <yahoo.com...> wrote:
>
>> Thank you Paul. for the clarification about the difference between flight
>> periods and breeding periods. I am a beginner to all this, and wasn't able
>> to clarify the difference myself. Please let me know which Vanessas have
>> different flight periods from breeding periods.
>>
>> Here is San Francisco, the American Lady lays its eggs on, I believe,the
>> Jersey cudweed. I don't know how this plant got here, but judigng by the
>> name I don't think that it is native.
>>
>> All of this started for me, when I pulled a weed in my garden, and. to my
>> horror, I saw that there were 2 caterpillars feeding on it. My horror
>> was that I was destroying the caterpillars' food source. I realized that I
>> had to take these caterpillars (and 2 others) inside and reared them on a
>> diet of Jersey cudweed, that grows in sidewalk cracks all over my
>> neighborhood. I did not try any of the other cudweeds that grow here, but
>> harvested the Jersey cudweed from the sidewalks. That is how the other 2
>> caterpillars appeared. All 4 are now chrysalides. I intend to hopefully
>> release the butterflies in about 8 days. I do not intend to breed these
>> butterflies,.
>>
>> My husband also wants to cultivate this weed in place of the one that I
>> yanked out. Habitat appears in the strangest places. I have planted host
>> and nectar plants in my garden,. While other butterflies visit my garden
>> plants, so far only the American Lady has given us caterpillars, as far as
>> I know. I realize that I must now pay more careful attention to my host
>> plants.
>>
>> Thanks to everyone.
>>
>>
>>
>>


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<div dir=3D"ltr">I ended up with a double negative on that after an edit.=
=C2=A0 I intended to say I don&#39;t think &quot;Jersey Cudweed&quot; - Ps=
eudognaphalium luteoalbum<i> is </i>considered native to North America.<div=
><br></div><div>Stewart</div></div><br><div class=3D"gmail_quote"><div dir=
=3D"ltr" class=3D"gmail_attr">On Thu, Oct 1, 2020 at 8:55 AM Stewart Wechs=
ler &lt;<a href=3D"mailto:<ecostewart...>"><ecostewart...></a>&gt=
; wrote:<br></div><blockquote class=3D"gmail_quote" style=3D"margin:0px 0px=
0px 0.8ex;border-left:1px solid rgb(204,204,204);padding-left:1ex"><div di=
r=3D"ltr">I don&#39;t think Jersey Cudweed - Pseudognaphalium luteoalbum is=
not considered native to North=C2=A0America.=C2=A0 I expect it was named f=
or Jersey in Great Britain.=C2=A0 It is no surprise there is another &quot;=
Cudweed&quot; that grows in sidewalk cracks in San Francisco, that isn&#39;=
t native.<div><br></div><div>-Stewart</div></div><br><div class=3D"gmail_qu=
ote"><div dir=3D"ltr" class=3D"gmail_attr">On Tue, Sep 29, 2020 at 7:56 PM =
BJLondon via <a href=3D"http://groups.io" target=3D"_blank">groups.io</a> &=
lt;sfcraig2005=3D<a href=3D"mailto:<yahoo.com...>" target=3D"_blank">y=
<ahoo.com...></a>&gt; wrote:<br></div><blockquote class=3D"gmail_quote=
" style=3D"margin:0px 0px 0px 0.8ex;border-left:1px solid rgb(204,204,204);=
padding-left:1ex">Thank you Paul. for the clarification about the differenc=
e between flight periods and breeding periods.=C2=A0 I am a beginner to all=
this, and wasn&#39;t able to clarify the difference myself.=C2=A0 Please l=
et me know which Vanessas have different flight periods from breeding perio=
ds.<br><br>Here is San Francisco, the American Lady lays its eggs on, I bel=
ieve,the Jersey cudweed.=C2=A0 =C2=A0I don&#39;t know how this plant got he=
re, but judigng by the name I don&#39;t think that it is native.<br><br>All=
of this started for me, when I pulled a weed in my garden, and. to my horr=
or, I saw that there were 2=C2=A0 caterpillars feeding on it.=C2=A0 =C2=A0M=
y horror was that I was destroying the caterpillars&#39; food source. I rea=
lized that I had to take these caterpillars (and 2 others) inside and reare=
d them on a diet of Jersey cudweed, that grows in sidewalk cracks all over =
my neighborhood.=C2=A0 I did not try any of the other cudweeds that grow he=
re, but harvested the Jersey cudweed from the sidewalks. That is how the ot=
her 2 caterpillars appeared.=C2=A0 All 4 are now chrysalides.=C2=A0 =C2=A0I=
intend to hopefully release the butterflies in about 8 days.=C2=A0 I do no=
t intend to breed these butterflies,.<br><br>My husband also wants to culti=
vate this weed in place of the one that I yanked out.=C2=A0 =C2=A0Habitat a=
ppears in the strangest places.=C2=A0 I have planted host and nectar plants=
in my garden,. While other butterflies visit my garden plants, so far only=
the American Lady has given us caterpillars, as far as I know.=C2=A0=C2=A0=
I realize that I must now pay more careful attention to my host plants. <br=
><br>Thanks to everyone.<br><br>




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