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.

Published by 67steffen

My labels: grandfather, father, veteran, writer, poet, photographer and dreamer in pursuit of the meaning of life. Getting close, although I'm running out of time--probably why I'm so close.

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