Scattered throughout my yard are vines and plants
suitable for feeding visiting butterflies. In some years
I have nearly no Passion Vine flowers or Milkweed.
This year, I have lots of flowers and seeing butterflies
are more rare. As we do not poison our land I suspect
the culprits responsible are elsewhere in the area.
My Passion Vine, one of nearly 500 plants in the
Passiflora genus, Passiflora Incarnata or commonly
called Maypop, is usually foot for the caterpillars Gulf
Fritillary and Zeba Long wing.. I have seen very few of either
this year. I would gladly sacrifice some blooms for butterflies.
The Zebra Longwing Butterfly.( photo from Internet,I have seen it in both black and white
and yellow and black…it also loves cucumbers, of which I have many.