Passion Flower Vine - Knowledgebase Question

Irving, TX
Question by bhamel
September 19, 2005
I have a purple Passion Flower vine and a Blue Crown Passion Flower vine. I noticed these caterpillar looking things all over the Blue Crown and some on the purple one. Will these caterpillars only stay on these vines or will they go to my other plants and flowers?


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Answer from NGA
September 19, 2005

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Barbara,

Those caterpillars are most likely those of the Gulf Fritillary Butterfly. They prefer passion vine and should not bother your other plants. See the following web site for a photo to confirm their identity:

http://www.rlephoto.com/butter...

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