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Fritillary Butterfly


Laid egg on passion plant, grew into caterpillar, cocoon, then a butterfly.


Warm, humid

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ceherzog 9 years ago

That is so much fun to have many beautiful plants that look to be well cared for!

bastarr 9 years ago

Typo - I observed the eggs being laid by the mama butterfly.

bastarr 9 years ago

I brought in the cocoons & successfully incubated 3 butterflies. I'm guessing that in the natural environment the eggs/cocoons are consumed by predators. I actually observed the eggs bring laid & brought them inside with the foliage - lots of it. The caterpillars are voracious eaters!!

Stingray 9 years ago

This is a Gulf Fritillary.

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Coconut Creek, Florida, USA

Spotted on Feb 12, 2011
Submitted on Feb 13, 2011

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