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Insect and Spider Identification: SOLVED: What is eating my native passionflower?????

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Memphis, TN
(Zone 7a)

September 9, 2002
11:41 PM

Post #43728

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.

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Newnan, GA
(Zone 8a)

September 9, 2002
11:51 PM

Post #351847

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!!
New Iberia, LA
(Zone 9a)

September 9, 2002
11:57 PM

Post #351854

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..
Newnan, GA
(Zone 8a)

September 10, 2002
12:06 AM

Post #351860

they are beautiful orange butterflies that have filled the yard and are very enjoyable to watch.
New Iberia, LA
(Zone 9a)

September 10, 2002
12:49 AM

Post #351919

Yes right beautiful has some our yard already.
Palmyra, VA
(Zone 7a)

September 10, 2002
1:02 PM

Post #352576

Here's a pic of the Gulf Frit.

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