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Gulf Fritillary

Agraulis vanillae

Description:

Wingspan up to 2.5". The host plant is passion vines. Markings are as shown in attached photos.

Habitat:

This species was spotted in the Mississippi Bayou area, on the Pearl River. Various references indicate they as well have spread to the Southwest, up from the Caribbean and Mexico, but I have spotted none in Arizona or Nevada.


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Caleb Steindel
Caleb Steindel 4 years ago

beautiful images!

Jim Nelson
Spotted by
Jim Nelson

Louisiana, USA

Lat: 30.24, Long: -89.62

Spotted on Oct 15, 2014
Submitted on Jan 18, 2015

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