Sunday, July 7, 2013

Caterpillar invasion!

 As I was puttering in my yard on June 30, I noticed a large number of Gulf Fritillary caterpillars on my Passion Vine.  It was covered with them.
 Some were already quite large.
 While some were still tiny.
 UMMM. I said caterpillars not cats. Hello Bella.
 Hello Rascal.
 By July 7, the poor vine was leafless!
 I'm  not sure what the remaining caterpillars are going to eat!
 Luckily, there are a number of butterflies already emerging from the Chrysalis stage.
I had dozens of them fluttering around the yard. Sadly, none would perch on anything long enough for a good photo.
Y'all come back,


  1. Hi Lorilee-

    Your photos are lovely!
    I have had tons of small pale yellow butterflies in my yard.

    Enjoyed visiting!
    Thank you for stopping by my blog.

    White Spray Paint

  2. they're beautiful! i think the grasshoppers are stripping my trumpet vines again this year. *sigh*

  3. It is worth it to have beauties like that! I know I can count on my dill being stripped each summer but the black swallowtails make it all worthwhile.

  4. Yikes! Maybe your chickens would have gotten rid of them. Love your patriotic tree ornaments. Mimi

  5. What a lovely blog you have here:)and cute cats haha...... Do you have bloglovin to follow with?

    Check out my blog...If you want some cute Swedish decor insppiration:)

    Have a wonderful weekend dear

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