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The Unseen World of Gulf Fritillaries

Gulf Fritillaries mating in the passionflower vine. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Let's celebrate the Gulf Fritillary (Agraulis vanillae). If you have a passionflower vine (Passiflora) in your yard, you've probably seen these spectacular orangish-reddish...

Gulf Fritillaries mating in the passionflower vine. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Gulf Fritillaries mating in the passionflower vine. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Gulf Fritillaries mating in the passionflower vine. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A newly laid Gulf Frit egg (on right) and an older Gulf Frit egg on the left. The egg is about the size of the period at the end of this sentence. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A newly laid Gulf Frit egg (on right) and an older Gulf Frit egg on the left. The egg is about the size of the period at the end of this sentence. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A newly laid Gulf Frit egg (on right) and an older Gulf Frit egg on the left. The egg is about the size of the period at the end of this sentence. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A hungry caterpillar getting its fill of passionflower vine, Passiflora. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A hungry caterpillar getting its fill of passionflower vine, Passiflora. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A hungry caterpillar getting its fill of passionflower vine, Passiflora. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A newly eclosed Gulf Fritillary hangs onto its chrysalis. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A newly eclosed Gulf Fritillary hangs onto its chrysalis. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A newly eclosed Gulf Fritillary hangs onto its chrysalis. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A Gulf Fritillary, Agraulis vanillae, sips nectar from Lantana. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A Gulf Fritillary, Agraulis vanillae, sips nectar from Lantana. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A Gulf Fritillary, Agraulis vanillae, sips nectar from Lantana. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Monday, August 15, 2016 at 5:08 PM

Joy to the (Monarch) World

Female monarch has just eclosed. Next to her is a gold-studded jade-green chrysalis. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Oh, the joys of rearing monarch butterflies. Not for commercial purposes. For conservation purposes. For a couple of months now, we've been watching the monarch caterpillars...

Female monarch has just eclosed. Next to her is a gold-studded jade-green chrysalis. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Female monarch has just eclosed. Next to her is a gold-studded jade-green chrysalis. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Female monarch has just eclosed. Next to her is a gold-studded jade-green chrysalis. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Newly emerged female monarch. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Newly emerged female monarch. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Newly emerged female monarch. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Female monarch spreads her wings on a butterfly bush. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Female monarch spreads her wings on a butterfly bush. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Female monarch spreads her wings on a butterfly bush. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Newly emerged male monarch spreads his wings. Note the black spots on the hind wings, distinguishing gender. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Newly emerged male monarch spreads his wings. Note the black spots on the hind wings, distinguishing gender. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Newly emerged male monarch spreads his wings. Note the black spots on the hind wings, distinguishing gender. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Male monarch ready to be released. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Male monarch ready to be released. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Male monarch ready to be released. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Friday, October 16, 2015 at 5:36 PM
 
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