skippers and salvia

Right now, the prettiest thing in our drought-stricken garden is a lone salvia plant that sprang up this spring and thrived on neglect. The deer have left it alone, and its bright purple flowers have proved a magnet for bees and skipper moths.

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Most of the time, the bees act like a tough street gang, chasing away the moths moving in on their turf. But sometimes they’ll share.

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The moths are more peaceable. Sometimes there will be several on the plant at one time. Here, two share a branch.

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Cute moth faces:

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