Finding The Host Plant:

It’s not easy to find the right host if you are an insect. It’s a great task to find the right plant which will be a provider of food and shelter. Scientist can only guess at how insects find the right plant. In an article by Debbie Hadley it says: “We don’t have all the answers to this question yet, but here’s what we do know. Scientists believe that insects use chemical smell and taste cues to help them recognize host plants.”

Milkweed: A Host Plant For Insects

Trying To Locate A Provider:

Scientists also think that, ” insects first use visual cues to find plants. Studies of insect behavior demonstrate that phytophagous insects will land on green things, like plants, but not brown things such as soil. Only after landing on a plant will the insect use those chemical cues to confirm whether or not it has located its host plant.” The bottom line is, it is no easy task for the insect to find its host plant.

When The Right Plant Is found:

Food and shelter will be provided for the insect, when it is successful in locating the correct plant. The plant will provide a place where it can lay eggs, and also find food and rest.

Swallowtail Caterpillar On Host Plant

A Personal Provider And Host:

We all love being pampered. The possibilities are endless when we find the right Host. You need to take great care when selecting a Host. As with the insects, not just any host will do. Some are led by their senses to find a host, which can lead to great difficulties. If we settle for any host, not all of our needs will be provided for. The perfect Host for mankind is King Jesus. He is waiting to to feed us and clothe us. Jesus also offers us shelter from life storms. Though we seek to satisfy our physical needs, we have a Host who is willing to provide for us physically, and mentally and most of all; Spiritually.

Moreover, brethren, I do not want you to be unaware that all our fathers were under the cloud, all passed through the sea, all were baptized into Moses in the cloud and in the sea, all ate the same spiritual food, and all drank the same spiritual drink. For they drank of that spiritual Rock that followed them, and that Rock was Christ…. 1 Corinthians 10


We need to search relentlessly. When we search with all our hearts, we will find the right Host. We will find the right Provider. His name is Christ Jesus. He will feed us, and give us Living Water to drink. Then we will never thirst or hunger again.

And you will seek Me and find Me, when you search for Me with all your heart. Jeremiah 29:13

“Gradually, then suddenly.” Quote by Ernest Hemingway

Hadley, Debbie. “How Do Insects Find Their Host Plants?” ThoughtCo, Aug. 27, 2020,

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