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Gulf fritillary

Agraulis vanillae


This species of butterfly, is relatively common around north Texas, and throughout southern United States, and going as far south as south America.This butterfly was hanging out inside the patio enclosure, and was very weak, because in the winter, there is no flowers for it to feed on.So I went outside with the butterfly, trying to find a food source for it.I luckily found sap of the cut stump of a banana tree, and placed it on the stump.It drank the sap, until it was able to fly, and so I placed it back on the passion vine plant.


Gulf fritillaries are found in open habitats, like in moderately sunny areas near open grasslands, parks, and woodlands. Gulf fritillaries are also commonly seen in local butterfly gardens across the U.S.


Is a very small male, about 1/2 the size of an full grown female.

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Gaia80 a year ago

Maybe someone double-clicked the like-button? I saw 5 ppl like it but when I clicked on the "and 1 more" it dissapeared :O

Saturniidae27 a year ago

For some reason, only four people liked this spotting, but on the trending page, it says five people liked this spotting?

Saturniidae27 a year ago

Thank you all for favoriting(:

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Fort Worth, Texas, USA

Spotted on Dec 24, 2019
Submitted on Dec 24, 2019

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