Gulf Fritillary: Newly Emerged Butterfly and Caterpillar about to Pupate

Gulf Fritillary
I love Passion Vine, though I rarely get to enjoy the flowers. Instead, I have tons and tons of Gulf Fritillary butterflies, and encourage their growth by moving the caterpillars around my garden so they can all get a decent meal. I was thrilled to find this newly emerged butterfly in between the other two developing chrysalises, and wanted to share the picture with you.
DeLand FL

Hi Emma,
Thanks for sending us your photo of two stages in metamorphosis of the Gulf Fritillary, a newly emerged butterfly and a caterpillar about to pupate.

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