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Fritillary caterpillars

Posted by trianglejohn z7b NC (johnbuettner@hotmail.com) on
Tue, Aug 14, 12 at 10:52

More freaky larvae in the garden! This time it's Gulf Fritillary caterpillars on the passionvine.


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RE: Fritillary caterpillars

John,
I have an arbor with a passion vine on it and these catipillars were all over it!
It was disgusting.
i sprayed the vine the best I could with an organic spray pesticide from HD, there aren't as many on it now.
THey were even on my house and windows.
Ewwwwwwwwwww


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RE: Fritillary caterpillars

Oh, they make one of my favorite butterflies so I let them munch the vine all they want. They only stay this size for about a week and then wander off to pupate and then turn into butterflies. The adults are flitting about my yard now.


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