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Gulf Fritillary

Gulf Fritillary was one of at least five butterfly species I saw on November 13  at Donnelley Wildlife Management Area.

Gulf fritillary
Gulf Fritillary, Upside Down on Statice

As the morning warmed up more of them appeared.

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Gulf Fritillary In the Grass

The bank between the dike road and the big pond which has a variety of wild flowers and scrubby vegetation was attracting a lot of action.

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Gulf Fritillary Leaving Statice

Finally, a closed-wing view, showing off the underside of the Fritillary’s wing. Look close and you’ll see some fly action on the yellow blossom.

Gulf fritillary
Gulf Fritillary

Also seen November 13, 2020

White Peacock Butterfly

Another Dragonfly, On Green

This dragonfly has an orange-ish tail. I don’t think it’s as colorful as Orange Dragonfly I photographed two years ago that Mike Powell suggested could be a Needham’s Skimmer.

Dragonfly
Dragonfly

There are other orange dragonflies, including the Golden-winged Skimmer. And let’s not forget that that variations in sex and age confound identification.  So, a colorful dragonfly above the swamp.

Dragonfly
Dragonfly