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A daily visitor, the Gulf Fritillary

September 26, 2019

 

 

A gulf fritillary visits the patio every afternoon.

I wouldn't be surprised if it is the same butterfly.

 

Here it is in one of the lavender plants.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Such a lovely butterfly, whose underwings are so different from the top.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sometimes it just likes to rest on a leaf, in this case a Chiapas salvia leaf, warming its wings in the sunshine.

 

 

And I know why it visits so often.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This, a Passiflora parritae x tarminiana‘Oaklandia’ passion flower plant, which is a host plant for the gulf fritillary larvae.

 

I hope we'll see some larvae soon, and that they develop into healthy butterflies.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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