Gulf Fritillary: Game of peek a boo


Gulf Fritillary: Game of peek a boo

Here is a Gulf Fritillary butterfly (AKA Passion Butterfly). Its is one of the common butterflies here in Gainesville Florida and can easily be found sitting on a number flower on any bright sunny day. I found this one as I was exploring an overgrown patch of land near my apartment to find insects I could photograph.
Cool Facts:
-Gulfs have been known to lay there eggs on people.
-Caterpillars are orange with menacing looking black spikes, but the spikes are harmeless
-Gulf’s diet is not restricted to nectar, they also like a nice healthy portion of manure once in a while

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