I have been blessed with a very healthy passionflower vine which has nearly taken over my rose trellis and has produced many, many fruits. Labor day weekend the poor plant was invaded by 100's of these worms - seems the passionflower is a host plant for a particular butterfly - but which one? I have a pic of the worm - and I also have many chrysalis.
CLOSED: What is eating my native passionflower?????
Gulf Fritillary. they are eating mine alive, but I've been blessed with so many flowers, I'm letting them have them. as long as they stay off my brugs!!
tiG is right! Gulf Fritillary~
I has it so many and eating lot of leafs look bad enuff. So I had to take most of it off from the vine to rid of it..
they are beautiful orange butterflies that have filled the yard and are very enjoyable to watch.