Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Butterfly Eggs

Giant Swallowtail (Papilio cresphontes) depositing eggs on citrus tree.

Ceraunus Blue (Hemiargus ceranus) depositing eggs on a plumbago bush (Plumbago auriculata).

Saw these butterflies laying eggs here in my yard in Punta
Gorda, Floirda.  Their behavior is much different than when they are feeding or basking.  Now to catch a Gulf Fritillary on the Passion Flower!!


A very tattered Gulf Fritillary (Agraulis vanillae) depositing eggs on the underside of Passion Flower (Passiflora incarnata) leaf....

and...a few days later it's caterpillar was there, eating the leaves.