Author Archives: Friends of Murphys Point

Species of the Week: The Red Milkweed Beetle

This week’s #SpeciesOfTheWeek is the Red Milkweed Beetle (Tetraopes tetrophthalmus). This is a commonly sighted species at the park, particularly in the fields of milkweed plants near the Lally Homestead. Both its genus and species name mean “four eyes”, derived … Continue reading

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Species of the Week: Round-leaved Sundew

This week’s #SpeciesOfTheWeek is the Round-leaved Sundew (Drosera rotundifolia). Many people don’t expect to find carnivorous plants in Ontario but in fact, we have 4 different types! Pitcher plants, butterworts, bladderworts and sundews. Each plant has its own way of … Continue reading

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Species of the Week: Scarlet-winged Lichen Moth

This week’s #SpeciesOfTheWeek is the Scarlet-winged Lichen Moth (Hypoprepia miniata). It is easily recognizable with its bright red body and gray stripes on the forewings. The caterpillars feed on lichens growing on trees, with a preference for pine trees. This … Continue reading

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