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.
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.