|Goatweed leafwing - now you see it......|
|..now you don't - Paul Prappas|
|"Gee whiz, it really smelled dead!" - Chris Barnhart|
|Building a frass chain - Chris Barnhart|
I was going to write about the goatweed's life-cycle until Chris sent me his link to his incredible photographic essay. It shows all the stages such as their rolled-leaf shelters including a video of a caterpillar backing into one like a semi-truck at a mall. Go straight to this link.
Visit the Bill Roston Butterfly House at the Springfield Botanical Gardens where you may get to see one of these offspring on the wing.