We’re having a good year for butterfly larva with the relatively low temperatures and high rainfall. My refuge always has butterflies in it and reproduction rates of other species, at least, is high. I just counted at least 40 Gulf Fritillary caterpillars on one sunflower leaf with 2 more adjacent leaves equally as covered. There is lots of nectar available as everything rebounds from our February freeze. Makes me hopeful for a good Fall migration as well as a few more weeks of good butterfly watching.
San Antonio, TX
Latitude: 29.5 Longitude: -98.4
Observed by: Terry
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