Gulf fritillary with a tattered left wing–photo taken four days ago.
Yesterday this gulf fritillary with a tattered right wing was at the same plant as the gulf fritillary with a tattered left wing.

Three days ago I posted a shot of gulf fritillary butterfly with a tattered left wing. Yesterday a lone gulf fritillary returned to the same plant, but this time the right wing was tattered while the left was in tact. Zounds! There must be two butterflies of the same species, each with a tattered wing. Furthermore, the top photo shows a right wing in fine shape–I took this shot seconds before the second one showing a tattered left wing. And, yes, I’m confusing myself while trying to stay sane during the pandemic. Please wear a mask when you are near other people.

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