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Gulf Fritillary Butterfly

Agraulis vanillae

Description:

Orange/brown butterfly with white markings on wings and body.

Habitat:

Nectaring on thistle in open meadow.

Notes:

Passion Flower plants (Passiflora incarnata) were growing in the same meadow; this is a hostplant for Gulf Fritillary caterpillars. See http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/114...

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6 Comments

Jolly Ibañez
Jolly Ibañez 9 years ago

Very nice portrait.

AbigailParker
AbigailParker 9 years ago

Thank you everyone! I love these butterflies too, but only see them when I visit the southern US.

Cammie C. Jeffries
Cammie C. Jeffries 9 years ago

Beautiful! I actually remember seeing one of these in Oklahoma as a child. Great shot!

KarenL
KarenL 9 years ago

One of my favorite butterflies!

KristinWhiteside
KristinWhiteside 9 years ago

Wow

Leuba Ridgway
Leuba Ridgway 9 years ago

Absolutely beautiful ! and a great photo Abigail

AbigailParker
Spotted by
AbigailParker

Florida, USA

Spotted on Jun 5, 2011
Submitted on May 30, 2012

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