Gulf Fritillary Butterfly.

Eyal Nahmias

Goleta, United States

Artist's Description

Gulf Fritillary Butterfly, Agraulis Vanillae is feeding from a blooming flower.
The Gulf Fritillary, Agraulis vanillae, a striking, bright orange butterfly of the family Nymphalidae, subfamily Heliconiinae. These were formerly classified in a separate family, the Heliconiidae or longwing butterflies, and like other longwings this species does have long, rather narrow wings in comparison with other butterflies. It is not closely related to the true fritillaries. It is a medium to large butterfly, with a wingspan of from 6 to 9.5 cm. Its underwings are buff, with large silvery spots. It takes its name from the fact that migrating flights of the butterflies are sometimes seen over the Gulf of Mexico.

Nikon D70
60/2.8 mm macro lens
SB800 flash for fill light
As of 8/31/12 1497 views
First Place: Come On Vogue! Avatar Challenge, @ Insects, Bugs and Creepy Crawlies October 2008
Top Ten Butterfly Girl September 2008
Featured: Insects, Bugs and Creepy Crawlies October 2008
Featured: Just butterflies September 2012
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