Subject: Red Spotted Purple Caterpillar
Location: High Springs, Fl.
August 15, 2017 3:10 pm
Just wanted to share these photos of a Red Spotted Purple caterpillar that was on my wild cherry tree. My husband got me the tree so that I could have the butterflies but we get very few of them. Their survival rate is low on our property due to so many predators. For protection the next ones to show up are going into the habitat with cuttings . They do become gorgeous butterflies.
Thanks so much for sending in your images of a Red Spotted Purple Caterpillar. We agree that the Red Spotted Purple is a gorgeous butterfly, and sometime back we waxed philosophically that it might be the prettiest North American butterfly.