Striking Gulf Fritillary
by Christine Nathaniel
(Mc Allen Texas)
Taken at an outdoor butterfly park in Mission Texas.
Thank you for the beautiful picture of a gulf fritillary butterfly. The underside of the wings of these butterflies, as seen in this picture, I think are more beautiful then the top side...which are mostly orange with a few spots and markings. The host plant of the gulf fritillary butterfly is the passionflower vine. This is where the female butterfly lays its eggs and the food of its caterpillar.
by Susan Allen
A very common butterfly in our gardens at Allen Acres from July to Frost.
Gulf Fritillary in Ft. Lauderdale
by J. Keith Tillery
(Fort Lauderdale, FL)
June 21, 95 degree day, caught this one going from flower to flower of the salvia plants.