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Just Emerged: Gulf Fritillary Butterfly

Newly emerged Gulf Fritillary butterfly, fresh from its chrysalis, lands on a bed of wood chips.  (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Call it serendipity. Call it a prize from the sky. Frankly, it's not every day that a newly emerged Gulf Fritillary butterfly, Agraulis vanillae,  lands at your feet. It crawled from its chrysalis, hinged to a eight-foot high tree limb near our...

Newly emerged Gulf Fritillary butterfly, fresh from its chrysalis, lands on a bed of wood chips.  (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Newly emerged Gulf Fritillary butterfly, fresh from its chrysalis, lands on a bed of wood chips. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Newly emerged Gulf Fritillary butterfly, fresh from its chrysalis, lands on a bed of wood chips. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Gulf Fritillary starts to stir. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Gulf Fritillary starts to stir. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Gulf Fritillary starts to stir. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Gulf Fritillary drying off on a passionflower vine. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Gulf Fritillary drying off on a passionflower vine. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Gulf Fritillary drying off on a passionflower vine. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Gulf Fritillary slightly opens its wings. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Gulf Fritillary slightly opens its wings. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Gulf Fritillary slightly opens its wings. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

First opening of the wings. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
First opening of the wings. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

First opening of the wings. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Another butterfly comes down to investigate. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Another butterfly comes down to investigate. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Another butterfly comes down to investigate. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

One last spread of the wings, and it's off. It's a male.(Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
One last spread of the wings, and it's off. It's a male.(Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

One last spread of the wings, and it's off. It's a male. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Wednesday, September 4, 2013 at 8:28 PM

The Terminator

A European paper wasp on the hunt. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

So here you are, a Gulf Fritillary caterpillar, chowing down on the leaves of a passionflower vine. Your mother laid an egg, you hatched into a caterpillar, and you're eating as much as you can before you spin into a chrysalis and then emerge, as a...

A European paper wasp on the hunt. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A European paper wasp on the hunt. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A European paper wasp on the hunt. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A European paper wasp attacks a Gulf Fritillary caterpillar. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A European paper wasp attacks a Gulf Fritillary caterpillar. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A European paper wasp attacks a Gulf Fritillary caterpillar. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The European paper wasp tears apart the caterpillar, food for its young. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
The European paper wasp tears apart the caterpillar, food for its young. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The European paper wasp tears apart the caterpillar, food for its young. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Tuesday, August 27, 2013 at 10:39 PM

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