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Gulf Frittilary ~ Nature Tuesday

Sharing another butterfly from Dustin’s garden. This Gulf Frittilary butterfly (Agraulis vanilla) is very common here in the US. They are categorized as a “longwing”. The white spots at the top of the wings is how you can easily identify this from the common Frittilary.

It is bright orange above with black markings with three black-lined white spots near the leading edge of the fore wing. Their undersides feature whitish-silver spots outlined in black, against a brown background. Another photo below taken last year on the same butterfly bush plant.

This photo is being shared with today’s Tuesday Nature challenge.

Photos ©CarolDM2019

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Written by Carol DM

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    • Thank you Howard. I am always curious to research what I see in the yard. There have been times I could not but usually I can. Very exciting to be able to identify both nature and wildlife. I have different birds visit each year as well.

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