Tag: #gulf fritillary
My Favorite Shot While Walking Ivan
I took this shot of a gulf fritillary with Ivan on leash. He’s very good about giving me two seconds to click the shutter. Surprised by the outcome.
This gulf fritillary butterfly has lost part of its right wing, but it flutters about as smoothly as always.
Gulf Fritillary with Notation…
Took this shot of a gulf fritillary while on a hike with Ivan, our rescue dog. Here is the notation: all prior shots of this species in 2020 were taken in our backyard where the wings were tattered–this newest one, about a mile from the house, doesn’t have any wing tears. And kudos to Ivan…
A Real Iron Butterfly
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…
Tattered Wing Syndrome
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.…
I’ve only spotted cabbage white and painted lady butterflies this year in Carmel until yesterday when I was surprised by a backyard visit from a gulf fritillary. As the name suggests this species likes the warm gulf lands, in fact, it is sometimes called “the Texas butterfly.” I’ve only seen it once before in Carmel…