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Happenings in the insect world
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by Patti Sue Ogletree
on September 1, 2021 at 8:43 PM
Hi.  
Thanks for writing about this beautiful moth.  
 
I am on a mission to save this creature because it is a natural and important part of our ecology.  
I never kill the hornworms, I have planted datura in my yard as a host plant for them and it is working beautifully.  
I'm aware that the datura can be invasive, so I keep it deadheaded so that I don't get seeds.  
Currently I have 3 giant hornworms munching away at the datura. When they're done and burrow down, the plant then recovers.  
I even rescue them from friends gardens.  
I love it when the sphinx moth visits the flowers in the twilight.  
They need better press. Most articles tell gardeners how to destroy them .  
It is very disappointing and unfortunate.  
Save the Sphinx moth!
 
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