Sunday, September 20, 2009

Gulf Fritillary: Enjoying A Respite From Rain…

It’s raining heavily now; we’re well on our way to eight inches in the last six days. Today we had a respite for a few hours. The temperature climbed into the 70s and, with the humidity, it was quite warm. Three Gulf Fritillaries, a Zebulon Skipper, a Fiery Skipper, and a Common Buckeye took the opportunity to get something to eat. After six days they were probably quite hungry.

This Gulf Fritillary ate upside down…

And right side up.

Identification resources: - West Central Georgia Butterflies by Michael Beohm: Gulf Fritillary (Agraulis vanillae)

- BugGuide: Gulf Fritillary (Agraulis vanillae) [Wings folded] [Wings open]
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