As with every life cycle there is a beginning. With our Flying Flowers it begins with an egg, which then hatches into it's second form of life,the Larval stage- commonly called a caterpillar. This page shows some of the caterpillars we find in the garden.
This Monarch Larvae is enjoying a native Milkweed. Check out the small brown cylinder on the leaf, that is frass ( caterpillar waste).
Spangled Frittilary on a Passion Flower. These passion flowers are the hardy variety and are a butterfly magnet, both as a host and nectar planting.
Fennel provides the food source for the Black Swallowtail.
Spicebush caterpillars enjoying a spicebush leaf.