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Gulf Fritillary Butterfly

Agraulis vanillae

Description:

Upperside bright orange with black markings; 3 black-encircled white dots on forewing leading edge. Underside brown; forewing with orange at base; both wings with elongated, iridescent silver spots. Wing Span: 2 1/2 - 3 3/4 inches (6.3 - 9.5 cm).

Habitat:

One of two newly emerged flexing their wings in the morning sun on the patio.

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gatorfellows
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gatorfellows

Denton, Texas, USA

Spotted on Jun 30, 2013
Submitted on Jul 3, 2013

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