while working with the non-profit organization, the executive director was giving away plants. i decided to get a passion vine just because i wanted a plant to look after. but i happened to be a bad plant owner and took quite a while to finally plant it in the ground.
one day, my smaller sibling spotted a caterpillar and i was so intrigued that i had to research it! it was pretty big and had been eating the leaves of my plant. after a few weeks i never saw it again but i was able to see a butterfly!
I was able to find new eggs on the leaves and a few days ago there were two new caterpillars. i really don't mind them eating my plant away. i'm actually happy i am able to provide food. i just hope they won't eat it all. i keep seeing the beautiful adult butterfly.
this caterpillar/butterfly is called Gulf Fritillary caterpillar and obviously its larval food is the passion vine.