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Gulf fritillary

Agraulis vanillae

Description:

Categorized as a "longwing", the wings of the Gulf Fritillary are elongated. It is bright orange above with black markings with three black-lined white spots near the leading edge of the fore wing. Their undersides feature whitish-silver spots outlined in black, against a brown background.

Habitat:

Spotted in an overgrown meadow next to a hardwood forest.

Notes:

Nectar plants used by the Gulf Fritillary include Lantana, Butterfly Bush, Zinnia, Aster, Thistle, Verbena, and others. Its host plants are Passion Vine and Passion Flower.

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Conway, Arkansas, USA

Lat: 35.07, Long: -92.50

Spotted on Oct 26, 2017
Submitted on Sep 29, 2018

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