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orange spikey catepillar on passion fruit vine

Posted by pslynch 9 (My Page) on
Sun, Jun 1, 08 at 19:35

Does anyone know what this catepillar is...or more importantly how to get rid of it? This is the second year they have eaten my entire passion fruit vine.

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RE: orange spikey catepillar on passion fruit vine

That's the caterpillar of the much loved Gulf Fritillary butterfly, which uses passion vine as a host plant.

Here is a link that might be useful: Gulf Fritillary...a southern beauty

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