A female Gulf Fritillary in my garden in Long Beach. July 6, 2006.
A male Gulf Fritillary. I planted Passionflower vines to attract them several years ago and these butterflies have been an almost constant presence in our yard ever since. The Passionflower must be a variety with thin leaves or the larvae will not be able to eat them. Passiflora caerulea works. June 17, 2006.
October 6, 2006.
Gulf Fritillary egg (ova) on the left; early (first?) instar larva on the right. All these photos of immatures were taken in my garden on Passionflower vines.
A Gulf Fritillary larva. This is in the final instar; after this it pupates. December 14, 2007.
Gulf Fritillary ready to pupate; a new pupa; and a pupa a few days along.