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?
Signature: The Bug girl
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.