Saturday I read TexWisGirl post Have you fed your flowers? DO NOT MISS IT She was talking about feeding butterflies fruit. I grabbed this basket and hung it on the fence and put a sliced banana in it late yesterday.
Sunday at 7:51 AM I found this Gulf Fritillary caterpillar hanging on the chain over the bananas.
In ONE HOUR this little guy hung upside down, and started to swing back and forth, while I stood and stared and of course Snapped! from above to below in under and hour. I checked on the web and found this info.
Gulf Fritillary (Agraulis vanillae) caterpillar sheds skin to reveal a fresh chrysallis underneath. The swinging motion is to shed the skin. it only took 10 minutes to go from caterpillar to below.
just a few hours and it looked like this, if you enlarge the below photo you can see the outline of the wings.
15 days and we should see a butterfly. I can't WAIT
I found 8 Zebra and 4 Gulf Fritillary caterpillars. I have not been able to stop watching as they strip the leaves.
WELL, YES, OF COURSE THERE WILL BE MORE PICS
this is what i saw while watching my Sunday Miracle, I found this on YOUTUBE, and hope to see this myself.