Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Welcome to our backyard

Gulf Fritillary Butterfly - Agraulis vanillae

A common visitor in our garden.

Gulf Fritillary Butterfly - Agraulis vanillae

Facts/Notes: This butterfly belongs to a tropical group known as Long-wings. There are about 500 species of Passiflora in the tropics. Most Passiflora species that serve as a host plant for the Long-wings contain an organic cyanide compound that is poisonous to birds.

Butterflies and Moths of North America

Occurrence maps, species accounts, checklists, and photographs


The Eye said...

Very nice shots; good information! Keep up the good work!

Liz said...

Great photos! How did you take those without them flying away?!