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The Gulf fritillary is the only member of genus Agraulis. Easily recognized by the elongated silvery spots against an orange background on the underside of wings. The upper-side of wings is seen in pic 2. This spotting is the 85th butterfly species I was able to photograph and document on P.N. from a recent trip to LRGV. The extended summer weather and little wind certainly contributed in my efforts to explore the Lower Rio Grande Valley.
Spotted feeding on lantana at the Falcon Lake State Park butterfly garden.
Spotted on Nov 13, 2020
Submitted on Dec 20, 2020