|Gulf Fritillary Larva|
They love passion flowers so much that it is common for so many caterpillars to hatch that they literally eat the vine until no leaves remain, ultimately killing the vine. Passifloras generally do quite well in the Phoenix and Tucson areas, but they are not cheap. For the good of the plant and for the good of future Gulf Fritillary generations, gardeners often have to selectively remove caterpillars to keep the plant alive.
|Gulf Fritillary Adult|