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.
15 days for a butterfly to emerge