Friday, May 7, 2010

Friday Creature Feature - Gulf Fritillary Caterpillar

This is my monthly spotlight on one of the creatures that lives in my garden.  Today we have the Gulf Fritillary caterpillar feeding on Maypop (Passiflora incarnata).  Soon it will pupate and emerge as a beautiful butterfly!
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NanaK said...

I was worried about the butterfly population with the cold weather, but they seem to be just fine. You're going to have lots of beautiful flying flowers soon.

Rainforest Gardener said...

The other day this lady at the garden center wouldn't stop complaining about all the caterpillars on her passionflower vines! She ripped them all up, which is sad since that means no more butterflies and no more passionflowers. She said she doesn't like butterflies anyway. Sick in the head if you ask me.

Jennifer said...

It is amazing that something that scary looking can turn into a beautiful butterfly!

. . . Lisa and Robb . . . said...

"Doesn't like butterflies" ? ? ?

How sad to miss out on that great, and innocent pleasure.

KL Vegetable Garden said...

my, my... can't wait photos of it pupating & transforming into a butterfly !
~ kl vegetable garden

scarybex said...

Blimey, that's what you call a caterpiller!


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