Young Gulf Fritillary
|[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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une photo avec des couleurs magnifiques, mais qui manque de netteté c'est dommage il mérite d'etre mis en valeur