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If you raise passionvine, you must expect caterpillars – it's the host plant for four species in the Southeast. Each of these species is shown. Heliconius and Agraulis butterflies on Passion vines in Florida. by cyanogenic glycosides, which prevent most plant-eating insects from feeding on it. Gulf fritillary caterpillars are more often found on passion vines in open, full sun, and are. My question concerns Yellow passion flower, purple passion vine & butterflies. I have had my passion vines for years, each spring they start growing.

"As a spiny orange-and-black caterpillar, it feeds only on passion flower leaves, eating many but not all species of the genus Passiflora," says. Passion flower vines contain toxic compounds, cyanogenic glycosides, which repel most herbivores, but the caterpillars of these particular butterflies can eat the. I planted passion vines to attract butterfly/caterpillars and after a few months I saw caterpillars but then a lizard started eating them all. Luckily, I took some in.

I have tons on caterpillars on my passion fruit vines. I wonder if birds will eat them because I put them in the dry birdbath so the birds can. A: The number one chewing insect on passion vine is the caterpillar of the gulf fritillary butterfly. The Gulf fritillary, Agraulis vanillae (Linnaeus). I have orange caterpillars with black spikes all over my Passion Vine! They are eating the leaves and are quite scary looking! I believe they. Passion vines Plant passion flowers are one of the most beautiful vines Don't worry about the caterpillars eating them; it is actually the best.