Tattered Gulf fritillary

Life has taken a toll on this butterfly as revealed by its tattered and torn up wings.  But regardless of the predators and various environmental challenges it has faced, it is still a beautiful butterfly that has survived to fly another day.

“The harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph”.  ~Thomas Paine

10 thoughts on “Tattered Gulf fritillary

  1. I had to go back and look for the flaws in the butterfly. The colors caught my attention first and I didn’t notice. Your photography is amazing, Rebecca ❤️

    • Thanks, Kathy! It looks like perhaps something grabbed it by its back wings and tore part off. I have to imagine that it’s a rough world out there for a delicate little butterfly.

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