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Gulf Fritillary Butterfly

Agraulis vanillae


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.


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


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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Ava T-B
Ava T-B 4 years ago

Thanks, 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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