Photography by Niccole Garfield November 14,2018 🦋🐛🦋Wednesday Swallowtail Butterfly larvae Fifth Instar Raising and releasing thousands of monarchs all life cycles egg to full metamorphosis #metamorphosis#milkweed
Had a very eventful day at Holey Lands yesterday afternoon with @linda_cahill11 and @photorrifickev Luckily I was able to have spotted this little guy in the road, he was quite photogenic and curious, and I hope thankful we got him off to the safety of some vegetation, my first wild Praying Mantis!! I remember being so fascinated with them when I was younger and that has not changed one bit, and always some good shots of a beautiful Gulf Fritillary Butterfly. 💚🐜🐝🐞💚 [[
Sometimes it’s the little things, those tiny details, that take something from just okay to pretty magical. Here is a sneak peek of a commission I delivered this week. Anyone want me to tag you when I share the full painting? 🙋♀️🙋♀️ #commission#butterflypainting
Male Gulf Fritillary Butterfly **forgot this pic showing other side of wings*** Found him in the rain on the cold concrete. Wings are damaged and could barely move. Put him inside the garage to warm up and gave him some sugar water. Hopefully he flies away when it warms up Thursday or Friday #agraulisvanillae#gulffritillary
Male Gulf Fritillary Butterfly Found him in the rain on the cold concrete. Wings are damaged and could barely move. Put him inside the garage to warm up and gave him some sugar water. Hopefully he flies away when it warms up Thursday or Friday #agraulisvanillae#gulffritillary
I love opening boxes of sparkly new materials! Here’s a glimpse of the color palette for our next project, a 3’x3’ steel and mosaic gulf fritillary butterfly sculpture. I adore stone and rough minerals but I’m a total sucker for iridescent glass. 😻😛🌈💥✨ . . . #vitreous#glasstile
This caterpillar enjoys punk rock and death metal 🤘🏽The Gulf Fritillary butterfly lays its eggs on the passionfruit vine where the caterpillar can eat the leaves. Every time I see one, I’m still thrilled because it feels like an honor that more butterflies will be born thanks to our plants. #gulffritillary#caterpillar
been a little M.I.A. but this year is flying by!! Today I played with our camera which is so flippin' nice and took some shots of these beauties. . . . The office is surrounded by a wetland and we have a ton of Florida "snow" blooming so they are happy! . . #butterflies#moths
#nymphalidae#agraulisvanillae If this species were rare, people would go crazy for this beautiful insect, as really is outrageously beautiful. They are among the most frequently encountered species here in South Florida, all year round, and they cease to amaze with their extraordinary beauty.
Remember that Green Lynx spider that ate a couple bees and a skipper butterfly in my garden?! Well, today I watched this happen. Does the Gulf Fritillary butterfly survive? You'll have to watch and see 🙊😉🙈😱
Agraulis vanillae or the passion butterfly/gulf fritillary are commonly seen around these parts, but it’s always a great surprise when they fly past your face and you can’t move fast enough to catch a good video because it’s pollinating and flying away from you bc you look like a maniac. The beauty of wildlife is everywhere, this was right outside my mother’s front door. 😍😍 . . . #butterfly#passionbutterfly
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A little sunshine to brighten up this dreary misty day! Plus, the weekend will be here before you know it. Yesterday, I noticed an increasing number of butterflies visiting my backyard flowers. While I was out strolling and inspecting my flowers in the backyard as I usually do in the morning with a cup of coffee, I looked up in the sky and saw at least 50-100 butterflies in the sky! Things such as this, little wonders of nature, proclaim the truth of our ultimate Creator. This world is wonderfully and perfectly made! #fujifilmxt2#gulffritillary
This gulf fritillary came by the yard today and was missing a wing. At first I felt sad but it had more determination then all the others. Even shooed some other butterflies off it’s three plants😆 #explorewithnds#gulffritillary
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On the workbench: a long-awaited gulf fritillary for our friends @estero_cafe 🎉🦋 in #valleyford. For some reason the design and engineering have been a challenge but it’s finally coming together and @jon.raw’s metalwork is looking awesome. I can’t wait to get started on the mosaics! . . #metalsculpture
Well, our Gulf Fritillary butterflies hatched. We were worried about both initially, but one flew away the day after it hatched. The other ones little wings just never unfurled, and while we've been advised to just let nature take its course, we will feed and house it until it's ready to depart. Hand feeding a butterfly is a lot of work, but also kind of epic. #familyoffthemap#homeschool
#passiflora#passionvine I always see Gulf fritillaries flying around, literally hording my Vine, they pretty much destroyed it lol. But it's nice having then fly around flirting with each other laying their eggs. Let's see what next summer brings!
Some new arrivals! We had 3 gulf fritillaries cocoon in our back door casing. All three have now eclosed and are off doing butterfly things! —————————————— Fritillaries feed exclusively on the Passiflora genus- Passion Flowers and Passion Vine. An alarming amount of these vines are missing from urban New Orleans, which puts this butterfly in jeopardy. I would urge anyone in the gulf states, and especially in New Orleans to plant some passiflora if you have the room! The bonus is that Passion flower is a great CNS soother!
Good Morning friends! Here is an adult Gulf Fritillary Butterfly (Agraulis vanillae) getting some nectar from a Dianthus bloom. I also included a photo of the Gulf Fritillary caterpillar. Being able to identify butterflies in their caterpillar stage helps you know who you are hosting in your garden. Even if you don’t have a Host Plant you can provide critical nectar plants for visiting butterflies. Dianthus, Porterweed Snapdragons and Lantana all provide this essential nectar for general health and vitality for their very short life. I encourage you to support better Butterfly Life with these beautiful plants! Please enjoy! 🦋🦋🦋 ...
More moments with the butterflies, the Monarch I released yesterday morning hadn't left when I got home, so I chilled with it for a bit. Another Gulf Fritillary hatched when I got home as well! #nature#butterfly
There were thousands of butterflies on the wing today in the hill country and south Texas. We literally drove through clouds of them! After stopping for the night, I was able to check the grill to see what was flying. Dragonflies, including the handsome Red Saddlebags, and butterflies, including Queens, Am. Snouts, a Sulphur too mangled to identify, Gulf Fritillary, and Red Admiral. I sure hope I can get some live pictures of these bugs! #onthewing#butterflies ...