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Gulf Fritillary Visitor

Many visitors in Dustin’s garden this time of year. This Gulf Fritillary butterfly is a beauty.

At first they look like a Monarch but when you get closer you can see the difference in the colors.

They are found during the summer months, especially in the open areas. The males of the species are smaller than their female counterparts.

This butterfly has a defense mechanism in response to predator sightings during when they release odorous chemicals to ward off their enemies. Amazing survival instincts.

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