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Agraulis vanillae, (Linnaeus, 1758)
It is a medium sized butterfly in the family (nymphalidae). The butterfly has orange and black patterns on the front while the backside has silver as well. This species feeds on Passion vines, (passiflora).
Semi-urban, Fort Worth, Texas.
Gulf fritillaries are found primarily in the southern parts of the U.S., such as many regions of Texas and Florida. However, this butterfly’s range can extend from the southern U.S. into parts of Mexico and Central America and sometimes as far as parts of South America. They are also found in Hawaii.
Spotted on Jun 12, 2020
Submitted on Jun 12, 2020