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Gulf Fritillary Butterfly

Agraulis vanillae

Description:

This butterfly was about 3 inches wing-tip to wing-tip. The top was orange with 3 white spots and the undersides of the wings look like stained glass.

Habitat:

Found in an urban garden that has been planted with flowers to attract pollinators. In very dry Southern California.

Notes:

I'd planted Zinnias in the belief that they'd attract pollinators and this was the first butterfly I've ever seen on them. I don't think they're really the right plant for my region!

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2 Comments

Ava T-B
Ava T-B 4 years ago

Thanks, alicelongmartin!

alicelongmartin
alicelongmartin 4 years ago

Nice series!

Ava T-B
Spotted by
Ava T-B

San Diego, California, USA

Lat: 32.72, Long: -117.11

Spotted on Jun 29, 2015
Submitted on Jun 30, 2015

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