Berry's Butterfly Photos
Gulf Fritillary (Agraulis vanillae) Life Histories

Life #1: Summer

I found two caterpillars on a short stem that was all that remained of a Birdwing Passionflower (Passiflora tenuiloba). I moved them to my cultivated passionflower (Passiflora x atropurpurea), and fortunately they liked it.

Day 3 (estimated), 9-17-07
Day 3 on new host
Day 4, 9-18-07
Day 5, 9-19-07
 
Day 8, 9-22-07
Day 9, 9-23-07
Day 10, 9-24-07
Day 12, 9-26-07
Day 13, 9-27-07
Life #2: Winter

The caterpillar in this column emerged on 12-15-07 and developed much more slowly in cooler weather.

 
 

Day 1, 12-15-07
Day 2, 12-16-07
Day 5, 12-19-07
Day 10, 12-24-07
Day 15, 12-29-07
Day 22, 1-5-08
Day 24, 1-7-08
Day 27, 1-10-08
Day 30, 1-13-08
Day 32, 1-15-08


#2 emerges 2/10/07

Pictures by Berry Nall

Falcon Heights, TX