Frass-tossing looper caterpillar camouflaged in a zinnia.
Fourth instar, second instar and frass. Eastern Black Swallowtail (Papilio polyxenes asterius) caterpillars on flat leaf parsley.
Gulf Fritillary (Agraulis vanillae) feeding on Passion vine
Spicebush Swallowtail (Papilio troilus) 2-3rd instar feeding on Spicebush
late instar Monarch caterpillars (Danaus plexippus)
5th instar Spicebush Swallowtail (Papilio troilus) on Spicebush
Gulf Fritillary (Agraulis vanillae) on Passion vine




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