Our Balcony where I found the caterpillar on a potted fern.
I took off a frond to better photograph them.
A closer look at the design. This caterpillar will eventually become a moth.
The moth is a Callopistria Latreillei, Latriell's Latin Moth. I took my fill of photographs, and...
a view from the balcony.
When it moved underneath to munch away at the tender leaves. I turned the frond upside down.
I eventually relocated it to some other ferns in a sheltered spot, but not on my balcony or garden.
Our back fence covered in Sta Teresa Roses.
A view of our front driveway with the Azáleas in full bloom.
I love the fern leaves and the caterpillars are very pretty.
Those caterpillars have pretty patterns on them. I am sure they will turn into beautiful butterflies.
Hi. Beautiful flowers. Do you know what the caterpillar is in question.
Your balcony is beautiful.....and the view is wonderful!
I look forward to azalea time here.....
Brilliant series of floral design. What is the caterpillars name?
Beautifully flowered have a balcony. View from him too wonderful, green. Well, that you took from the balcony tracks. Regards.
wow, your balcony is just gorgeous! and your view is amazing, too!
Hi Sonjia.I didn't have a clue, so I have been surfing the internet and came up with the Florida Fern Caterpillar. This shouldn't occur in Europe, but googling its lating name came up with the related Callopistria latreillei, which looks like a good match. Its common name seems to be Latrielle's Latin Moth, and I am afraid the caterpillar is more colourful than the moth. Wikipedia confirms that this caterpillar feeds on ferns.
wow, you really have a gorgeous balcony, and a caterpillar too :)
Great close ups of that caterpillar!
Esta todo maravilloso. Un beso.
I don't know what kind it is, but it sure is a pretty one! Your balcony is lovely too.
You have a beautiful yard, patio and view.
Lovely scenes and superb portraits of the caterpillars, but I'm sorry, I don't know what they are, but they sure are beauties.
Nothing can match the brilliance and vibrancy of flowers and tree... Your snaps are awesome!
i raised a black swallowtail last year, then set it free when it became a butterfly. it looked very similar to this. i did a lot of research on bringing them inside, to let them cocoon, everything i read supported it. i read that only 3% survive in the wild. i found mine on a dill plant, and fed it that until it cocooned. i will look for the blog post i did on it, if i find it i will send it to you!!!!
your balcony is gorgeous, i am a tad jealous!!!!
Wow, wonderful balcony and I really love the mix of trees and plants in your last image. So very beautiful colours The catepillars are so nice.
Up here we still have snow and ice but I´ve started to wait for the swans.
All the best greetings
These are all amazing photography!!! The last view of your front driveway is so beautiful! And I love the pattern on the caterpillars...
Thats interesting - not many things eat ferns (or so I thought!) Would be entrusting to see what they turn into.
Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne
Absolutely beautiful!! I would love coming home to a driveway that beautiful!! Wow.
By the way, I've been meaning to ask you your first name?!!
Such beautiful photos! I love all the flowers and greenery and the future butterflies made me smile
WOW, that is your garden???!!
Quite spectacular! A lot of time and work goes into maintaining it, congratulations!
I bet these caterpillars are not really welcome there!
Enjoy your day :)
Your photos are stunning. That first one, of the balcony, is my favorite.
The patterns on the caterpillars are remarkable. You have a good eye in composing those photos.
Your balcony looks quite wonderful, as does the view from it. It must bring you great joy every day.
Fantastic photos! The caterpillars are very interesting, the flowers are beautifiul and the scenery from your balcony is spectacular.
Awesome capture on the journey of the caterpillars on leaves! I love you balcony with all colorful blooms.... and the view from there and the driveway and the fences covered by roses are all make sure you live in a heaven :) Hope the beauty always sustain around you
My but it looks like summer has arrived with you as the colours in your gardens are fantastic especially the roses & azaleas!
Wonderful close ups of the caterpillars too!
Enjoy your day!
Hello, these are all lovely images. I like the caterpillars and the gorgeous flowers. Happy Thursday, enjoy your day!
Love the beautiful flowers on your balcony but the caterpillar although pretty, must go!
Wow your caterpillar shots are amazing. What a great pattern on the caterpillar. Also I love your rose covered fence/wall and the gorgeous azalea's.
Oh, my, I do love your balcony...and love the caterpillars...wondering what they are. I don't have time to read all the comments but maybe I can later.
The caterpillar is beautiful. Your rose covered fence is gorgeous!! Lovely shots.
Thanks for sharing. Have a great weekend. xo
Great view and pretty caterpillars.
I'd turn them loose, too...where they can't get my ferns!
This is a really beautiful carter[illar!
Then comes a great beautiful butterfly from.
The flowers on the balcony I really like!
The power of caterpillar cannot be underestimated.
And its beauty is always magnificent.
I've been a way for a while but I am pleased to be back. Fantastic post Breathaking. Gives me a summerfeeling.
Have a wonderful weekend.
DEfinitely a quandary -- knowing we need to save the butterflys but not wanting our gardens destroyed. Even the volunteers at the Butterfly Garden where I walk say the same thing.
The macros of the catepillars are gorgeous! Love your view, gorgeous flowers.
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