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Passion butterfly/Gulf fritillary

Agraulis vanillae, (Linnaeus, 1758)


It is a medium sized nymphalidae butterfly bred from egg to adult on blue crown passion vine. This butterfly has orange and black on the front with some silver spots on the back of both hindwings.


Semi-urban, Fort Worth, Texas.


Gulf fritillaries or passion butterflies 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. These butterflies contain alkaloids from their host plants, this makes it distasteful to birds.

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Ornithoptera80 a year ago

Thank you Dawn D. Lopez Garanzuay.


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Fort Worth, Texas, United States

Spotted on Jun 29, 2020
Submitted on Jun 29, 2020

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