New Ontario Regulations for Lepidoptera
viceroy at gate.net
Sun Aug 29 10:07:55 EDT 1999
These are excellent questions and I sympathize.
Meanwhile, might it help to give the larval host plants in your garden a
daily gentle rinsing with plain water when the corn is blooming? I
imagine the Bt pollen would rinse off?
As far as the four acres of brush, alas. But would DDT be better? Or
whatever organophosphate is our other choice?
J C Lucier wrote:
> I live in a very unique area of Essex county, within 7 miles of
> Point Pelee National Park. This is my second year of butterfly
> gardening. Behind our property, there is 4 acres of bush which
> support prickly ash, hop tree, sassafras and spicebush. I have
> record numbers of Swallowtail (Papilionidae).
> The Black Swallowtail (Papilio polyxenes) oviposit on fennel in my
> garden, and the Giant (Papilio cresphontes) on rue (ruta
> graveolens). However, this year I have noticed the larvae are not
> developing as well as they did last year.
> There is a field of BT corn next to our property. If the corn is
> harming the larvae, will the Ministry step in according to the new
> regulations? If I remove the larvae to a safe location, or take them
> in my house will I be subject to charges?
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