Life cycles are so amazingly complex and simple and graceful and violent -- and that's just the photographers jostling for position!
The unfolding drama on the passiflora vine continues. Sunday a gulf fritillary caterpillar began the process of forming a chrysalis.
|Rory Meyers Children's Adventure Garden|
|September 15, 2014 RMCAG|
|Another chrysalis, same fence|
What is going on inside that chrysalis? The transformation is almost beyond comprehension. Here's just a snippet of the changes to the digestive system between caterpillar and butterfly from the Living With Insects blog.
|Near the lake September 15, 2014|
|Oak Point August 5, 2012 Gulf fritillary|
|Spring Creek trail near the 75/"George Bush" interchange|
|Camo fritillary October 22, 2013 Spring Creek trail|
|Fritillaries mating October 3, 2012 near Plano, TX|
|Also October 3, 2012|