Gulf Fritillary on Gregg Mistflower

Gulf Fritillary on Gregg Mistflower


Taken under low light conditions (I gotta figure out how to use the flash, I guess) here’s another one of the butterflies that have been hanging around the Gregg Mistflowers. (The other species is the Monarch.) The Agraulis vanillae Gulf Fritillary spends much of its life on the Passiflora spp. vine, especially as a caterpillar. As a result, the passionflower vines have been having a bit of trouble getting established this year.