Great Gulf Fritillary

Gulf fritillary butterflies -- along with zebra longings and julias -- use native passionflower vines as their larval food and are frequently seen at the Oslo Riverfront Conservation Area. Gulf fritillary butterflies, like julias, are orange but are distinguished by…

Zebra eggs

Look carefully below the butterfly, and you will see the yellow singly laid eggs of this zebra longwing butterfly (Heliconius charitonius tuckeri) photographed by Karen Schuster (Class of 2009) at the Oslo Riverfront Conservation Area. Also take note of how…

Wonderful Great Whites

Karen Schuster sent this photo taken at the Oslo Riverfront Conservation Area of a male great southern white butterfly (Ascia monuste) on common beggarticks (Bidens alba), a favored nectar source. The yellowish marking on the hindwing is indicative of the…

Swell swallowtail

Felcity Rask (Class of 2015) sent this beautiful photograph of a late stage black swallowtail butterfly (Papilo polyxenes asterius) on mockbishopsweed (Ptilimnium capillaceum), one of its many larval host plants, near the Toni Robinson Waterfront Trail. Also known as herb…