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Gulf fritillary caterpillar, (2nd instar)

Agraulis vanillae


It is a small caterpillar about 5 mm. Long with black spines and orange skin.The spines are defense and do not sting.This species feeds on Passion vine, (passiflora).They take about 1 month to grow before pupating.


Semi-urban, Fort Worth, Texas.


This species is found throughout North America and Canada through South America and the Caribbean.

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Spotted on May 17, 2020
Submitted on May 17, 2020

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