Gulf Fritillary

This Gulf Fritillary flew across my path and I spent about 5 minutes tracking it and attempting to get close enough to get a picture. It was frustrating, but worth it once I got a photo that was decent enough to upload. I learned that they are also called the passion butterfly because they lay their eggs near passion vines, which the caterpillar eats when it hatches. I also learned that sometimes they get confused and it is not uncommon for them to lay eggs on people, which I found amusing. They can be found in over ⅔ of the United States.

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