Thursday, August 1, 2013

Corralitas Drive: Gulf Fritillaries Frolicking

Photo: Diane Edwardson, July 22, 2013.  Gulf Fritillary Butterflies were enjoying the Passion Flowers, tomato flowers and this really lovely purple flowered shrub (in my neighbor's yard).  (Click on photos to enlarge.)
Dozens of Gulf Fritillaries were teasing the dogs & rarely stopping long enough for me to get a clear shot.

Photo: Diane Edwardson, July 22, 2013.  They look like two completely different butterflies when seen from above or below. 

Learn more about Gulf Fritillary Butterflies (Agraulis vanillae): 
Butterflies and Moths of North America (BAMONA)

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