nanonaturalist: nanonaturalist: GULF FRITILLA…

nanonaturalist:

nanonaturalist:

GULF FRITILLARY EGGS
ON THE PASSION VINE
FOUR OF THEM
I AM SO EXCITED

That is all… for now. I hear the eggs hatch in around 4 days. 😀

June 27, 2018

GUESS WHAT!!!

You can see the babies before they hatch! But wait!

Two of the eggs hatched yesterday!!! Babies!!!

HOLD ON. I just came back in from watering my flower garden. And I found. FOUR MORE CATERPILLARS!

These ones are older by a day or so. Exciting!!!!

Had to put them all in the microscope to see, they are pretty small!

June 30, 2018

Babies molted! Photos taken without the microscope. They’re so hungry!

The two eggs have still not hatched… usually that means they were parasitized. I need to quarantine them. Should be interesting to see who comes out!

July 1, 2018