Posted: October 10, 2016 Filed under: Gardening | Tags: Automatic Gardening, Backyard Critters, Gardening, Gulf Coast gardening, Gulf Fritillary Butterfly, Maypop, Monarch Butterfly, nature photography, Passion Flower, Subtropical Gardening, Year-round gardening
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.