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Gulf fritillary caterpillar, (2nd instar)

Agraulis vanillae

Description:

It is a small 2nd instar caterpillar that has black spines with an orange and purple striped body.The spines are non-venomous.This species was feeding on Passion vine, (passiflora).

Habitat:

Semi-urban, Fort Worth, Texas.

Notes:

Gulf fritillaries 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.

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ornithoptera80
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ornithoptera80

Fort Worth, Texas, USA

Spotted on May 19, 2020
Submitted on May 19, 2020

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