Friday, June 3, 2011

Their HERE!!!

Our first two Gulf Fritterary caterpillars are HERE today!!! They have been laying eggs for a couple of weeks now and today there are 2 caterpillars about a half inch long. To see them laying eggs CLICK HERE
Bobby Appleseed A.K.A. Hubby stated this while I was Snap!ing
"they will be beautiful butterflies if they don't die from the flash!"  Oh YES he did say this to me, and HE is the one that named me MadSnapper....



 Looks like a Caterpillar roller coaster to me, but it is a passion plant which is their host plant. WHOO HOO


Only two weeks since the mating dance... amazing.

15 comments:

DawnTreader said...

Wow you've got a great playground for them there ;)

Ann said...

Well those caterpillars sure picked a grand spot to host their little shindig :)
Great shots. So was your husband serious about the flash killing them? I've often wondered when I'm taking pictures of bugs with my flash on if it would harm them in some way. Of course I keep right on snapping while I'm thinking about it

Snapper II said...

Great photos Sandra. Greatdetail

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

I love the curly vine they are on.This makes a beautiful picture.

srp said...

Now I know what to look for when (and if) my passion flowers ever take off. I have been able to keep the squirrels out of the rose garden and off the patio and out of the yard for a week now with an ultrasonic yard guard. But they still are behind the fence and are still digging next to the passion flower. Also having a hard time finding monarch eggs or caterpillars... except by chance.

Remington said...

AWESOME pics!

George said...

You got some great pictures of the caterpillars on their roller coaster. I'm sure the flash didn't hurt them at all.

Chatty Crone said...

It does look like a roller coaster ride for caterpillars!! And man - every thing for them - time - is so speed-ed up!

Deb said...

awesome photos...silly hubbies..they always have something to say don't they...

Betsy from Tennessee said...

The Caterpillars can ride that roller coaster as long as they so desire!!!! Perfect place for them. Great pictures, Sandra.
Hugs,
Betsy

Betty Manousos@ Cut and Dry said...

you just created art out of those caterpillars.

those photos are so artistic and minimal.
you're so gifted!

love them!!!

betty xx

Snappy Di said...

You'd think they would get dizzy and fall off. LOL Cute fuzzy wuzzies

Di

Madeline said...

Great pictures! It is amazing they have come this far in just two weeks. Nature is amazing!

Stacey Dawn said...

WOW! What a capture - seeing that little cattepillar perfectly in the center of a "ring." Great shot.

Regina said...

Woo hoo..oh my, how exciting!! Seriously, those are so cool- yes, like a roller coaster! Very lovely..can't wait to see the flutterby's