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Photo take in my backyard is easy to spot this beauty's this time of the year.Is a striking, bright orange butterfly. The Gulf fritillary is a medium-sized butterfly with elongated forewings. Adults have a wingspan range of 65 to 95 mm. Females are generally larger than males. The sexes are dimorphic. The upper surface of the wings is bright orange with black markings. Females are somewhat darker and more extensively marked. The forewing cell contains three black-rimmed white spots. The undersides of the wings are brown with elongated silvery-white spots.
Found on open country areas. Its range extends from Argentina through Central America, Mexico, and the Caribbean to the southern United States
Spotted on May 11, 2013
Submitted on May 11, 2013
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