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Passion Butterfly

Agraulis vanillae

Description:

Photo take in my backyard is easy to spot this beauty's this time of the year.Is a striking, bright orange butterfly. The Gulf fritillary is a medium-sized butterfly with elongated forewings. Adults have a wingspan range of 65 to 95 mm. Females are generally larger than males. The sexes are dimorphic. The upper surface of the wings is bright orange with black markings. Females are somewhat darker and more extensively marked. The forewing cell contains three black-rimmed white spots. The undersides of the wings are brown with elongated silvery-white spots.

Habitat:

Found on open country areas. Its range extends from Argentina through Central America, Mexico, and the Caribbean to the southern United States

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18 Comments

Wild Things
Wild Things 8 years ago

Awesome colours!

SandraPereira
SandraPereira 8 years ago

Just awesome ...

Gerardo Aizpuru
Gerardo Aizpuru 8 years ago

Thanks to all for your great comments:)

Carol Snow Milne
Carol Snow Milne 8 years ago

Fantastic series and beautiful butterfly and great photos!

Nayeli
Nayeli 8 years ago

Awesome! beautiful colors

injica
injica 8 years ago

Beautiful!

Megan Gilbert
Megan Gilbert 8 years ago

wow!

WildAdventress
WildAdventress 8 years ago

beautiful! no other word to better describe it

CostaBoyJack
CostaBoyJack 8 years ago

beautiful

Gerardo Aizpuru
Gerardo Aizpuru 8 years ago

Thanks to all :)

agravate
agravate 8 years ago

Whoa. It looks so stunning! It must have been an amazing find. :)

ClaudiaS
ClaudiaS 8 years ago

AMAZING! Great detail... really beautiful.

Gerardo Aizpuru
Gerardo Aizpuru 8 years ago

Thanks Rubens :)

Rubens Araujo
Rubens Araujo 8 years ago

Beautiful colors !

Gerardo Aizpuru
Gerardo Aizpuru 8 years ago

Thanks Daniel :)

Daniel Rowson
Daniel Rowson 8 years ago

Wow, this is spectacular!

Gerardo Aizpuru
Gerardo Aizpuru 8 years ago

Thanks so much Agnes is the first time i have the chance to take a shot of this beauty so close usually is for far away:)

I love the colors! Each photo is a pretty composition. <3!!

Gerardo Aizpuru
Spotted by
Gerardo Aizpuru

Playa del Carmen, Quintana Roo, Mexico

Spotted on May 11, 2013
Submitted on May 11, 2013

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