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.
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,
French Muse Afternoon
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