A few years ago Robin Korevaar noticed that a neighbor had butterflies all around her house. Robin followed her neighbor’s lead and planted Passion Flower vine in her yard. Robin has enjoyed Gulf Fritillary caterpillars and butterflies ever since. The vine is their host plant, meaning they lay their eggs on it and the caterpillars feed off the leaves until they are ready to pupate. The caterpillars are orange with black spines but not poisonous. The butterflies consume nectar from plants such as Turk’s Cap, Lantana and Sage and will return to your yard annually!

Observation Details

DateMay 16, 2006
Time of DayNA
HabitatResidential-Single Family
Type of BehaviorMetamorphosis
ObserverRobin Korevaar

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