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bigred
Ashdown, AR
(Zone 8a)

November 7, 2012
2:54 AM

Post #9326689

This looks like a comma or question mark but they're on my voila and dianthus and I don't think those are these cats food of choice.

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vitrsna

vitrsna
Colima
Mexico
(Zone 11)

November 7, 2012
7:06 AM

Post #9326831

Looks like a Mexican Fritillary
bigred
Ashdown, AR
(Zone 8a)

November 7, 2012
7:32 AM

Post #9326858

I believe this is the one and same cat that was on my baptisia in the spring. None of the plants I've found them on are list as foods of choice but it certainly looks like the same cat.

vitrsna

vitrsna
Colima
Mexico
(Zone 11)

November 7, 2012
9:39 AM

Post #9326967

The one in your photo may be large enough to be looking for a place to pupate. Unless you saw it actually feeding on the plant, that might be a possibility.
bigred
Ashdown, AR
(Zone 8a)

November 7, 2012
11:04 AM

Post #9327049

holes all in the plants

mellielong

mellielong
Lutz, FL
(Zone 9b)

November 7, 2012
5:14 PM

Post #9327338

Looks like a Variegated Fritillary to me. You don't have any passion vine, do you? Or violets, maybe wild ones?

Melanie

mellielong

mellielong
Lutz, FL
(Zone 9b)

November 7, 2012
5:18 PM

Post #9327345

Duh, I just read you said viola; that's a host plant for several types of fritillaries.

Melanie
bigred
Ashdown, AR
(Zone 8a)

November 8, 2012
2:20 AM

Post #9327605

Oh well,that is good to know. I'll let be then.

Sheila_FW

Sheila_FW
Fort Worth, TX
(Zone 8a)

November 26, 2012
2:48 PM

Post #9343172

Yep, varigated frit...congrats!
Here is what to look for when they pupate. Georgeous crysalis!

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bigred
Ashdown, AR
(Zone 8a)

November 28, 2012
5:36 AM

Post #9344472

Ooo...Wow! That is pretty.

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