Eat Away…


little caterpillars.  For once I don’t mind the destruction of my plants.  The garden has been lacking butterflies for the last several years and I am delighted to see the return of a few.  A Monarch has been floating around, probably on its way to Mexico.


These caterpillars are on the Passion Flower and they are Gulf Fritillarry Caterpillars.  The butterfly is also attracted to the wild Maypops that grow in the area.

8 Comments on “Eat Away…”

  1. shoreacres says:

    I saw more monarchs than I have in recent years yesterday, in East Texas. At least, I’m pretty sure they were monarchs rather than Queens. I’m not so good at on-the-wing identification, so maybe it’s wishful ID-ing, but there were a lot of the whatevers, and they were beautiful.

    • They may have been Monarchs as they head through this area on the way to Mexico. I just read that I-35 is called the Monarch Highway and have been heavily planted with milkweed from Minnesota on down through Texas.

  2. I get those here as well, their favorite thing is the native Allamanda.

  3. Ann Coleman says:

    Sounds as if the caterpillars will be worth it if you get the butterflies!

  4. Christina says:

    Many people forget that you have to feed the caterpillars to have the butterflies; well done for being happy that they are there and eating something you planted.

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