Originally posted on Authentic Photography:
“The little caterpillar creeps
Awhile before in silk it sleeps.
It sleeps awhile before it flies,
And flies awhile before it dies,
And that’s the end of three good tries.”
“The Gulf Fritillary is named after the colorful, orange-red fritillary flower.”
“The reference to the Gulf is due to the fact that this species is common in the states around the Gulf of Mexico.”
“The Gulf Fritillary is a Native of Florida. They fly year round in southern Florida and recolonizes in northern Florida after cold winters.”
I hope you enjoy these pictures as much as I enjoyed taking them. Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by.
Emmel, T.C., & Kenney, B. (1997). Florida’s Fabulous Butterflies. Tampa: World Publications.