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Gulf Fritillary

Agraulis vanillae


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).


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


Captured image in my neighbors garden.

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staccyh 7 years ago

Fantastic series. Such a beautiful butterfly!

Christy Chow
Christy Chow 7 years ago

Beautiful, Ed!

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San Luis Obispo, California, USA

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

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