Gulf Fritillary

Subject: Gulf Fritillary
Location: Coryell County, TX
November 1, 2016 1:49 pm
More Gulf Fritillaries this week. They’re so gorgeous. This one keeps returning to the Portulaca flowers in the hanging baskets. I wish I could capture the silvery iridescence of the white spots on the underwings.
Signature: Ellen

Gulf Fritillary
Gulf Fritillary

Dear Ellen,
Thanks for sending in your new Gulf Fritillary images.  Do you have any passionflower in your garden?

Hello, thank you so much! No, I don’t have passionflower. I just looked it up, and it looks like a wonderful native plant to add to the garden (and to help hide an un-lovely wire fence ?). Do the pollinators love it? I imagine that they do. https://www.texasgardener.com/pastissues/marapr00/passion.html
Thank you again!

It is the foodplant for Gulf Fritillary Caterpillars.

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  1. I absolutely love these butterflies. I have 3 passion flower plants in my garden and wouldn’t mind more plants if it meant a garden of these butterflies. They are so pretty.

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