The Gulf fritillary caterpillar has soft spines that do not sting. However, it is poisonous if ingested.
Gulf Fritillary was created in 1758.
Most likely a gulf fritillary. Was it eating a passion vine?
This caterpillar is probably from the Gulf Fritillary (Agraulis vanillae), also known as the Passion butterfly. The orange stripes warn predators that it is toxic.
This caterpillar is from the Gulf Fritillary (Agraulis vanillae), also known as the Passion Butterfly. They feed exclusively on species of passionflower.
The Gulf fritillary eats the leaves and flowers of the passion vine. This is a host plant for this particular type of butterfly, which is bright orange in color.
The accepted scientific name is Agraulis vanillae nigrior.
Gulf Fritillary Catipillars they only feed on the passion vine
Most butterfly larvae and adults of plants for food, usually eating only specific parts of specific types of plants
It depends upon the species of caterpillar. Monarch butterfly caterpillars eat milkweed. Gulf Fritillary caterpillars eat only passionvine. Many moth caterpillars can eat several types of plants. Butterflies are the most particular. They can eat only very limited species of plants. Without those plants, they will starve. Harvester butterfly caterpillars are 'meat' eaters; they eat aphids. Some caterpillars are cannibals and will eat other caterpillars off and on, but not as their primary diet.
florida. there are two butterflies that lay eggs on passionvine. the gulf fritillary, and the zebra longwings. the two best vines are passiflora subarosa, and passiflora lutea which are natives. if you want me to direct you to more information, get back to me.
It is a natural (earth made) body of water.