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Gulf Frits showed up

Posted by christie_sw_mo Z6 (My Page) on
Sat, Jul 14, 12 at 13:25

I saw the first Gulf Frit in my yard a couple days ago and this morning there were three. They're nectaring on my zinnias and lantana. I planted lantana 'Citrus' this year and it's been drawing butterflies really well.
This photo of a Gulf Frit on zinnia Zowie Yellow Flame turned out bright.

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RE: Gulf Frits showed up

Congratulations! I love that zinnia! They have been really 'busy' here and I have more gulf frit eggs than I know what to do with! Thankfully I have even more passion vine than that! The Gulf Frits seem to prefer the P. caerulea for laying, but they are eating the P. incarnata just fine.


RE: Gulf Frits showed up

Both that zinnia and that butterfly are gorgeous!


RE: Gulf Frits showed up

Beautiful! That would win a contest. Thanks for sharing.
Here is my Great Spangled but not as defined as your Gulf.

RE: Gulf Frits showed up

Both pictures are beautiful!


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