Gulf Fritillary

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Gulf Fritillary

I found this bright orange butterfly on an early morning walk along the Gulf of Mexico in Treasure Island, Florida. The sun had just come up and was highlighting the flowers on a small Sea Oats-covered dune.

It's a Gulf Fritillary, and is pretty commonly seen from Argentina to the southern United State.

They are often seen migrating over the Gulf of Mexico - hence the name Gulf Fritillary.

1 comment:

Lin said...

That's a beautiful butterfly and photo. Thanks for stopping by. I've never had the Jay's BBQ, will have to try them when on sale. Right now we have a bag of Ruffles open, they are NOT THE SAME!
I agree about the oil, that was the demise of the McDonald's french fry, too!