The ones I like are milkweed tussock moths. The caterpillars only eat milkweed, so no harm to trees.We have those Tussock moth caterpillars here and they do bad things to my Spruce tree! Harmful to many other trees also. https://www.thoughtco.com/tussock-moth-caterpillars-4097354
I also prefer the columbine. I can keep them alive, but not hostas or coral bells without heavily amending and constant watering. I soak water every few days and the columbines and asters and butterfly weeds tolerate itFunny, I feel the same about non-native plants.
Not all native plants are drought tolerant. Native doesn't mean drought tolerant. There are many native wetland plants, many native plants that will die quickly in dry soil.
I'd personally take my highly interesting Wild Columbine over non-native plants like Hostas or Coral Bells any day.
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