I have a passion flower in my back yard, i am in extreme south
miles southwest of new orleans.
the first year that we were visited by the gulf fritillary butterfly,
the show that followed fascinated us. the butterflies, the eggs they
and the gorgeous, fat orange caterpillars..and then the cyle starts
we are on our 4th year now..
i notice that "orange" things are attracted to the passion
i see clusters of orange assassin bugs...the butterflies are
magnificently orange, their eggs are....orange. the plump beautiful
caterpillars are beauties...and they're ORANGE....
are the assassin bugs after the eggs, the caterpillars? is there
can do to deter the assassin bugs, if they indeed are harmful to the