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.