Good view of a Gulf Frit, blurry Buckeye.
Buckey with wings closed
Buckeye on Lantana.
There were many buckeyes fluttering around the stems of Agalinis.
I've seen Buckeye caterpillars on toadflax and on snapdragons.
This time of year adult Buckeyes are wild for Agalinis, false snapdragon.
Agalinis bloom will coincide with the emerging of many of these larvae into adults.
We see several broods of Buckeyes every year. Some adults stay over through the winter and some larvae will overwinter to hatch in spring.
A sidelight of my butterfly tour was seeing the limesink underwater. There is a limesink hole about 5 feet across and maybe that deep just in front of the tree to the left, identified by the green weeds growing in it. The dark area around it is water, so the limesink is holding water. Right now everything is holding water, including the ruts where the tractor ran. This is as close as I dared.
Last year Agalinis grew where the pond had dried up. This year there are drifts of it everywhere.
The rest of the pics are of caterpillars on Agalinis.
My pics of very young instars were too blurry to see.
The small early caterpillars are orange in color, the near ready to eclose look as if they're wearing black and white plaid jackets.
I'll leave you with a Buckeye on Tithonia in my Front Garden.