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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.

Habitat:

Pastures, open fields, second-growth subtropical forest and edges, city gardens.

Notes:

The first photo show the butterfly depositing eggs!

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MelissaFerguson
Spotted by
MelissaFerguson

Melbourne, Florida, USA

Spotted on Aug 6, 2013
Submitted on Aug 7, 2013

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