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. 

HORNWORM ON MOUNTAIN MINT
Hormworm  we found last fall on Mountain Mint
MONARCH CATERPILLAR ON MILKWEED

This Monarch Larvae is enjoying a native Milkweed. Check out the small brown cylinder on the leaf, that is frass ( caterpillar waste).

SPANGLED FRITT CATERPILLAR ON A PASSION VINE

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.

BLACK SWALLOWTAIL ON FENNEL

Fennel provides the food source for the Black Swallowtail.

Spicebush caterpillars enjoying a spicebush leaf.