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Gulf Fritillary

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:

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

Notes:

Captured image in my neighbors garden.

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2 Comments

staccyh
staccyh 6 years ago

Fantastic series. Such a beautiful butterfly!

Christy Chow
Christy Chow 6 years ago

Beautiful, Ed!

EdGriggs
Spotted by
EdGriggs

San Luis Obispo, California, USA

Spotted on Jul 25, 2014
Submitted on Jul 26, 2014

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