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Because Nature Isn't Perfect

A depigmentized Gulf Fritillary laying eggs on a passionflower vine. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Nature isn't perfect, but neither are we! Today we watched a Gulf Fritillary (Agraulis vanillae) laying eggs on her host plant, the passionflower...

A depigmentized Gulf Fritillary laying eggs on a passionflower vine. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A depigmentized Gulf Fritillary laying eggs on a passionflower vine. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A depigmentized Gulf Fritillary laying eggs on a passionflower vine. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

This Gulf Fritillary isn't depigmentized. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
This Gulf Fritillary isn't depigmentized. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

This Gulf Fritillary isn't depigmentized. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

This Gulf Fritllary is nectaring on a Jupiter's Beard. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
This Gulf Fritllary is nectaring on a Jupiter's Beard. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

This Gulf Fritllary is nectaring on a Jupiter's Beard. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Wednesday, April 20, 2016 at 6:24 PM

Close Shave on Jupiter's Beard

Western tiger swallowtail, Papilio rutulus, glides on Jupiter's beard, Centranthus ruber. This one is missing part of its wing structure, no thanks to a predator. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The Western tiger swallowtail (Papilio rutulus) is the kind of butterfly that combines steel with silk. It's a tough critter. Often you'll see it...

Western tiger swallowtail, Papilio rutulus, glides on Jupiter's beard, Centranthus ruber. This one is missing part of its wing structure, no thanks to a predator. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Western tiger swallowtail, Papilio rutulus, glides on Jupiter's beard, Centranthus ruber. This one is missing part of its wing structure, no thanks to a predator. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Western tiger swallowtail, Papilio rutulus, glides on Jupiter's beard, Centranthus ruber. This one is missing part of its wing structure, no thanks to a predator. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The Western tiger swallowtail swoops down for a little nectar on Jupiter's beard.  (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
The Western tiger swallowtail swoops down for a little nectar on Jupiter's beard. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The Western tiger swallowtail swoops down for a little nectar on Jupiter's beard. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Western tiger swallowtail sipping nectar from Jupiter's beard. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Western tiger swallowtail sipping nectar from Jupiter's beard. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Western tiger swallowtail sipping nectar from Jupiter's beard. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Tuesday, August 5, 2014 at 10:15 PM

This Beard Never Looked So Good

Jupiter's Beard and a single pipevine swallowtail. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Aah, is there anything more beautiful than pipevine swallowtails nectaring on the rosy pink blossoms of Jupiter's Beard? Butterfly expert Art...

Jupiter's Beard and a single pipevine swallowtail. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Jupiter's Beard and a single pipevine swallowtail. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Jupiter's Beard and a single pipevine swallowtail. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Close-up of pipevine swallowtail, Battus philenor, on Jupiter's Beard. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Close-up of pipevine swallowtail, Battus philenor, on Jupiter's Beard. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Close-up of pipevine swallowtail, Battus philenor, on Jupiter's Beard. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Wednesday, August 21, 2013 at 9:19 PM
 
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