Northern California caterpillar
Location: San Francisco CA
December 7, 2011 11:08 pm
Found this in our garden in SF. Cannot figure it out! Even looked in bug guide.
Signature: Amy & Tony
Dear Amy & Tony,
We suspect that there is a passion flower vine nearby since this is a Gulf Fritillary Caterpillar and that is the food plant.
Thanks! You are correct! The vine in our garden is a passion flower!
Cool! I guess this butterfly has extended its range quite a bit as we live in NorCal not southern Cal.
Amy & Tony
The range of the Gulf Fritillary has expanded significantly with the cultivation of passion flower.