Frogfruit is the larval food or host plant for the caterpillars.
Often mistakenly called 'worms' these are immature butterflies.
The second stage of a butterfly's complete metamorphosis.
Frogfruit is also called Fog fruit and Matchstick plant.
Phaon Crescent Chrysalis mistakenly called a 'cocoon'.
Resting on its host plant
Early morning basking in the sunshine.
Phaon Crescent butterflies are found in Florida, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, Arkansas, Missouri, Texas, Oklahoma, New Mexico, Arizona, Nevada, California, Colorado, Kansas, and Nebraska.