I finally finished the page that compares the Gulf Fritillary to the
other two butterflies in my area that use
in my area.
Click here to see it.
This Gulf Fritillary is nectaring on Bud
or Butterfly Bush. I took it with my older camera, so the quality isn't
as good, but it's still one of my favorite pictures. It shows the
movement of the butterfly, and I like the way its wings are visible.
One easy way to identify a Gulf Fritillary Butterfly is the shimmery
metallic scales on the bottom of their wings.
The metallic look is
brighter when they are new butterflies, and haven't lost too many scales
In these photos the metallic scales look silvery white, but in real
life they look more like a mirror or a drop of silver solder.
This Gulf Fritillary is nectaring on
. They also enjoy
The life of a butterfly is pretty straightforward: eat, evade
predators, make more butterflies. The make more butterflies part of that
story is on Gulf Butterflies "Birds and the Bees".