Passion Flower UpdatePosted: November 17, 2016
In a recent post, I had documented how the Gulf Fritillary caterpillars ate all the leaves off my Passion Flower Vine. Many readers told me the leaves would grow back and they did. But just enough to feed one hungry caterpillar. On the top leaves are eggs that may be future caterpillars.
Some of the caterpillars got enough to eat and were able to make a chrysalis. I think they look like little hanging bats.
Here is the back view of another chrysalis. Some of them have survived and transformed into butterflies. Now I have quite a few Gulf Fritillaries sunning themselves and feeding on Fall blooming flowers.