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Gulf Fritillary

Agraulis vanillae

Description:

Brush-footed butterfly, bright orange uppersides, irridescent spots on the undersides of wings.

Habitat:

Woodland edges, open shrubby fields, city gardens.

Notes:

Feeds only on nectar, not pollen.

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5 Comments

ShelliMartin
ShelliMartin 7 years ago

Thank you, Karen. My oversight, I typed the family name instead of the scientific name.

KarenL
KarenL 7 years ago

This is a Gulf Fritillary, but please can you correct the scientific name to Agraulis vanillae - Thanks!

Ismael Chaves
Ismael Chaves 7 years ago

Gorgeous

KarenL
KarenL 7 years ago

Lovely spot!
Welcome to Project Noah Shelli!

CarolSnowMilne
CarolSnowMilne 7 years ago

So so beautiful! No butterflies now in PA. :( (I did find a yellow Sulfur even in mild early December.)

ShelliMartin
Spotted by
ShelliMartin

Florida, USA

Lat: 28.31, Long: -80.66

Spotted on Dec 24, 2011
Submitted on Dec 27, 2011

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