The good luck tale of an urban Gulf Fritillary caterpillar. A couple of Gulf Fritillary caterpillars and a Cuban Treefrog in a mix of plants that include the Fritillary’s host plant, the passionflower vine, next to a well-travelled walkway at Audubon House. A close-up of one of the Gulf Fritillary caterpillars showing the defensive spines protruding from along its body. One of the caterpillars made its way to the railing along the paved walkway where it attached itself and made […]
The Paper Wasp nest at Audubon House is coming along nicely with the development of multiple larvae in these images taken over the past week. Photos of two stages of development. The image at left shows an early larval stage with a more developed stage at right. The developing larvae chambers are given large caps under which the young wasps pupate then emerge from as adults.