Centauria as Host for AL
Has anyone heard of American Ladies using Centauria as a host plant? I've always thought the caterpillars were limited to the Leonapodoides tribe of Asteraceae (Pussytoes, Everlasting, Edelweiss, Artemisia etc). This morning I found the tell tale nest with a cat inside on my Mountain Blues Centauria. He must have ran out of Pussytoes and found a home there. Uff-da!