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John Dicus | all galleries >> The Lower 48 States, Continental USA >> Butterflies of the Lower Rio Grande Valley, Texas. Oct-Dec, 2004 > Gulf Fritillary Ventral
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Gulf Fritillary Ventral
24-OCT-2004 John Dicus

Gulf Fritillary Ventral

Agraulis vanillae

I was walking across the parking lot at the wildlife refuge when I spotted this shiny gulf fritillary in the vegetation alongside the pavement. In many southern states this species can be inticed to come north from Mexico to private butterfly gardens if one plants passion vines, its larval host plant.

Nikon D70 ,Sigma 180mm f/3.5 EX APO Macro IF HSM
1/100s f/10.0 at 185.0mm with Flash full exif

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