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Old 10-15-2014, 03:26 PM   #1 (permalink)
 
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Default Found these eating my passion vine - What to do?

Looking at my passion vine today I noticed this:



What can I do?

Can I spray one of these home made concoctions on the plant to keep them away?

Anyone else have this problem?

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Old 10-15-2014, 03:54 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Looking at my passion vine today I noticed this:



What can I do?
Can I spray one of these home made concoctions on the plant to keep them away?
Anyone else have this problem?
Thanks.
Passion vines are a host plant to a few butterflies.
Many people plant passion vines just to sacrifice because they like the butterflies they attract.
I plant Milkweed and Aristolochia because they are hosts to Monarchs and Swallowtails and the caterpillars love them.

It look you have a nice batch of Gulf Fritillary larvae which is a cool little butterfly that loves your plant.

If you do not like them them spray them with whatever you have on hand.
Any concoction will work......even a magnifying glass which will improve your hand eye coordination

Or you may cull all but two and watch the transformation progress........at the expense of a few more leaves of course.
Gulf fritillary - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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Old 10-15-2014, 07:20 PM   #3 (permalink)
 
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^thanks. i had one destroy my passionfruit seedling.
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I quit growing these guys when the gulf frits descended on me. That and the runners that showed up 50 ft from the source. I have enough critts to contend with. Today I'm finally P fruit free.
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Here ya go:
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the wasps take care of them at my house, cool to watch one of them wasp fly away with one.
but i would think thuricide would work
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I just had them on one of my vines. I let them eat. It only seemed like a few days and the vine will recover. And I get awesome butterflies!
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