…hang out in my lantana.
I finally was able to digitally capture one of the big orange butterflies I’ve seen swooping around our yard lately. And it wasn’t a Monarch, after all, but a Gulf Fritillary. I’ve photographed Variegated Fritillaries before but not this kind which, apparently, are not very closely related to the true fritillaries.
So, want to see who else has been dropping by the last few days?
I have previously posted photos of Painted Ladies here.
And I posted about Skippers last year here.
Gray Skipper in the nearby dandelions (click to enlarge)
Gulf Fritillary (click to enlarge and click again)
Cuz I couldn’t pick just a couple.
Fly (yes, some of them are pollinators, too)
And, because I’m keeping score, here are some other butterfly species I have photographed in the last couple years.
And that’s my butterfly collection, so far.