Logan, one of my fourth-graders, brought in his caterpillar he has raised from an egg at his house.
Princeton Field Guide to caterpillars and found this strange and beautiful fellow.
Best we can figure, he will metamorphose into a Banded Sphinx (Eumorpha fasciata) moth.
Our campus includes several clumps of Maypops (as I called them in my youth) or more commonly, Passion Flower (Passiflora incarnata).
Here's the Passion Flower fruit.
Passion Flowers are the host plant for Gulf Fritillary (Agraulis vanillae) caterpillars.
Look at the proboscis on this little Skipper!
I'm gonna have fun with this camera!