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Passion Butterfly

Agraulis vanillae


Found a lovely trio of these butterflies outside in my yard, relaxing on an oleander as the sun sets and the air cools.


Love that small red area on their wings!

1 species ID suggestions

KarenL 7 years ago
Gulf fritillary
Agraulis vanillae Gulf Fritillary


Ivan Rodriguez
Ivan Rodriguez 7 years ago

Thank you textless! I wish you could of seen how it looks with open wings! Poor guy appeared to be camera-shy, unfortunately.

textless 7 years ago

Gorgeous photos!

Ivan Rodriguez
Ivan Rodriguez 7 years ago

Thanks once again Karen! I do have to agree that they are amazing creatures, might have a new favorite myself.

KarenL 7 years ago

They are beautiful! Probably my favorite US butterfly!

South Tucson, Arizona, USA

Lat: 32.20, Long: -110.97

Spotted on Sep 20, 2011
Submitted on Sep 21, 2011


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