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Subject: Spiky Neon Caterpillar
Location: Grapevine, Texas
June 1, 2012 3:10 pm
I found this caterpillar on my neighbor’s vine. Can you please identify this for me?
Thank you!
Signature: The Bug girl

Gulf Fritillary Caterpillar

Dear Bug girl,
This is the caterpillar of a Gulf Fritillary, and it will metamorphose into a lovely orange and black butterfly with large silver spots on the undersides of the lower wings.  The caterpillar feeds exclusively on the leaves of the passionflower vine.

What's That Bug? does not endorse extermination
Location: Texas

2 Responses to Gulf Fritillary Caterpillar

  1. I love these caterpillars & butterflies! I grew up with a huge passionflower vine in my back yard. One year we captured a bunch of them, put them in a terrarium with a lot of leaves & vines. We went off camping & 3 weeks later opened the terrarium to lots & lots of butterflies! They flew around us & landed on us repeatedly! Good times…

  2. Tina says:

    Thank you so much I have one on my passion fruit vine and got worried thank gosh I saw this thread !!!

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