Monday, July 13, 2009

Gulf Fritillary

Yesterday, I stopped from my road trip for a rest and lunch in the Catahoula National Wildlife Refuge in Louisiana. The gulf fritillary (Agraulis vanillae) is a species that I've long wanted to photograph and one that doesn't often make it to my area. I was lucky enough to spot two individuals while there. I got so focused on following the one pictured here that I found myself standing in a fire ant mound. Needless to say that it wasn't very long before I discovered my misstep.


Laurie Surles said...

Good thing you bought the Cortaid.

Brenda said...

I am always in awe when I see your pictures.