Does anyone know this guys name, he was on the Cleome. A little tattered, not too bad for Dec. though.
The Bees were very busy...Mexican Bush Sage
I literally stumbled on these Monarch Caterpillars on the Milkweed while reaching to dead head a Petunia in a hanging container. This guy is in the 'J' formation, once the Chrysalis is formed he will stay like this for 9 - 14 days before emerging a beautiful Monarch Butterfly. (Just wonder if the weather is going to cooperate.) I have read that some moths and caterpillars will stay in their coccoons or chrysalis through the winter if it is formed too late in the season..
I also saw a Gulf Fritillary and a Yellow Sulphur.