Mating butterflies – Tampa
First, I’d like to say I’m SO jealous of the people who can get pictures of the mating Cecropia Moth! I believe this is a Monarch, but I really couldn’t tell you for sure. I just got some rather keen pictures and thought I’d share them! I live in Tampa, FL. First set from a few months ago: Mating butterflies, one more comes over to check it out…
Then a couple MORE come over! The next set is clearer, and was taken today: Thanks for the website! Very interesting!
Jen in Tampa
These are not Monarchs. They are Gulf Fritillaries. We just love the curiosity.
Thanks so much! It’s the passion flower plant I have that makes them crazy, isn’t it? 😮 I have one grown wild out back and ever since I planted it I’ve seen them around. I’m catching catterpillars(sp) out there too.
Hi again Jen,
Passion Flower is the food plant, so those are Gulf Fritillary Caterpillars you are collecting.