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Young Gulf Fritillary

Young Gulf Fritillary
Photo Information
Copyright: Edgar Serrano (eserrano) Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 22 W: 2 N: 29] (296)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-09-10
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon 350D (Digital Rebel XT), Canon EF 75-300/4.0-5.6 III
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/100 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-09-27 8:28
Viewed: 3192
Points: 1
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The Gulf Fritillary is a medium to large butterfly, with a wingspan of from 6 to 9.5 cm. Its underwings are buff, with large silvery spots. It takes its name from the fact that migrating flights of the butterflies are sometimes seen over the Gulf of Mexico.

This young specimen was photographed near Fredericksburg, Texas. Despite being young, and therefore small, it's already pretty and colorful.

FOLLOW UP NOTE: A TN member wrote to me saying butterflies don't grow; only the caterpillar grows. The fact a butterfly is small doesn't mean is young. Obviously, I got much to learn about butterflies. Do you know anything about this? Interesting topic...

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To cataclysta: They don´t grow?eserrano 1 09-27 09:35
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Hi Edgar

Adult butterlies dont grow. They do not increase the size. Only caterpillar is growing. Small butterfly will be always small and it doesnt mean that it is young
Best wishes

salut edgar
une photo avec des couleurs magnifiques, mais qui manque de netteté c'est dommage il mérite d'etre mis en valeur

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