Gulf Fritillary by JohnDSmith


Small (23.2" x 15.5")

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AS OF 2/14/13

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The Gulf Fritillary or Passion Butterfly, Agraulis vanillae, is 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 6–9.5 cm (2.4–3.7 in). Its underwings are buff, with large silvery spots.1 It takes its name from migrating flights of the butterflies sometimes seen over the Gulf of Mexico.
The Gulf Fritillary is commonly seen in parks and gardens, as well as in open country. Its range extends from Argentina through Central America, Mexico, and the Caribbean to the southern United States, as far north as the San Francisco Bay Area on the west coast. It is occasionally found farther north in the US.
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  • Lori Peters
    Lori Petersover 3 years ago

    Gorgeous Spring artwork, John.

  • Thank you Lori,…..I appreciate it!

    – JohnDSmith

  • 1Nino
    1Ninoover 3 years ago

    Super capture John – The colors are vibrant and filled with positive energy!……….Tony

  • Thank you Tony,…I appreciate it!

    – JohnDSmith

  • Martina Fagan
    Martina Faganover 3 years ago

    A great close up :))

  • Thank you Martina,….appreciated!,..

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  • tylerpuppy
    tylerpuppyover 3 years ago

    Beautiful makes me smile and happy to be alive. : )

  • Hi Andrea,…I appreciate the fav. and comment very much,…Thank you !

    – JohnDSmith

  • Corinne Noon
    Corinne Noonover 3 years ago

    Hungry fella,Stunning shot !

  • Thank you Corinne,…appreciated!

    – JohnDSmith

  • Istvan froghunter
    Istvan froghunterover 3 years ago

    Very beautiful capture John!

  • Hi Istvan,…..Love the fav. and comment,….THANK YOU !

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  • Elfriede Fulda
    Elfriede Fuldaover 3 years ago

    Beautiful capture, I love the colors, very uplifting and bright..

  • Hi Elfie,…Love the fav. and comment,…THANK YOU !

    – JohnDSmith

  • maggie326
    maggie326over 3 years ago

    Gorgeous capture John great colors and details

  • Hi Maggie,…Love the fav. and comment,…….THANK YOU !

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  • leonie7
    leonie7over 3 years ago

    O Wow how stuning is this image fabulous color John love it lee

  • Hi Lee,…Pleased you like this shot,…Love the fav.,…..THANK YOU !

    – JohnDSmith

  • Marie Luise  Strohmenger
    Marie Luise S...over 3 years ago

    Beautiful Capture.

  • Thank you Marie,…appreciated!

    – JohnDSmith

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