A Real Iron Butterfly

This gulf fritillary appears to have lost more of its right wing during the past week.

Eight days ago I posted a photo of a gulf fritillary butterfly with a damaged right wing flitting about flowers in our backyard. Yesterday, a gulf fritillary returned to those same flowers with a section of its right wing missing. I’m assuming it is the same butterfly–its wing appears to be in even worse condition than it was a week ago. I was amazed by this butterfly’s spunk–a real iron butterfly with a life span of less than one month.

4 responses to “A Real Iron Butterfly”

  1. Yes, I often see damaged butterflies that continue to go about their business. Perhaps instinctively they know their days are short.

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  2. Instinct is a powerful force.


  3. Was it taken In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida? 🙂

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    1. I can hear Ron Bushy on drums!


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