One more butterfly visiting the lantana before all of the blossoms fade away!
I enjoyed watching this swallowtail land on lots of the flowers on my lantana! I wish the quality of these photos were better, but they were taken on my iPhone and the butterfly was busy flying from flower to flower and not sitting still very long!
I’m so happy we had some cooler weather in the Dallas/Ft. Worth area and also some rain in August. All my lantana are back in bloom! Lots of butterflies, bees and even hummingbird visitors. Alas, I couldn’t capture a picture of the hummingbirds!
The Gulf fritillary or passion butterfly is a bright orange butterfly of the family Nymphalidae and subfamily Heliconiinae. That subfamily was formerly set apart as a separate family, the Heliconiidae.
travel the curving petal edge swim the pool of color
Source: Get Away