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Laid egg on passion plant, grew into caterpillar, cocoon, then a butterfly.
That is so much fun to watch...you have many beautiful plants that look to be well cared for!
Typo - I observed the eggs being laid by the mama butterfly.
I brought in the cocoons & successfully incubated 3 butterflies. I'm guessing that in the natural environment the eggs/cocoons are consumed by predators. I actually observed the eggs bring laid & brought them inside with the foliage - lots of it. The caterpillars are voracious eaters!!
This is a Gulf Fritillary.
Spotted on Feb 12, 2011 Submitted on Feb 13, 2011