Gulf Fritillary Butterfly: Sad Hatching

Uploaded 23 Nov 2012
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Photo Info
UploadedNovember 24, 2012
TakenOctober 28, 2012
ModelCOOLPIX S9300
Exposure1/8 sec at f/4.7
FlashNo Flash
Focal Length9.3 mm
34.14988578530600 -118.53595733643000

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Some Gulf Fritillary Butterflies do not make it. This one had its feeding tube (probiscus) wrongly stuck to the shell of the chrysalis, which you can see is also wrapped around the stem of the Passion Vine. I felt very sad when I discovered I could do nothing to save this butterfly.This Gulf Fritillary Butterfly lived her entire life in a Passion Vine in Tarzana,CA

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