Friends have had several of these caterpillars at their house. I hadn't put much effort into identifying it; Usually by the time I got home I had sort of forgotten about it.
Well this morning I found one in the bathroom at our house. It was surrounded by little black pellets, which Tom identified as seeing frequently around the Areca Palms by the pool. So we know we have more of them, and that they are feeding and transforming into butterflies right in our backyard.
It is a tough one to find much info on.
|photo credit: Anna Theodora|
check out this link for all the variations in this butterfly! Amazing
this link takes you to several field photos, it is really amazing the differences in coloring.
Makes me wonder how they can identify so many different ones as the same butterfly.
|this shot was taken at the friends house|
These photos were all taken here at my house
|after we put it back outside|
|and we found a crysalis|
maybe, if we are diligent, I can add a butterfly photo