The Catapillars are back on the passionvine on the bench trellis. I believe they are Gulf Frillary Butterflies. I planted the passion vine because the butterflies love it, but they could do me a favor and love it a little less. They will eat it to the ground, become butterflies, then the plant comes back full force for the butterflies. Begs the question, which do I want more? Butterflies or passion vine flowers? 'Cause it is this time of year that big can of bug spray looks pretty tempting. Last year I even picked them off by hand, several dozen of them. Didn't make any difference. We'll see what they do to it this year. Hopefully some bright orange wings will be flutter around the garden soon!
The pond, end of January
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