Gulf Fritillary

Gulf Fritillary
Agraulis vanillae

Gulf Fritillary
Fresh: just leaving the chrysalis

Gulf Fritillary Caterpillars on Passionvine
Caterpillars on my Passion vine

Order: Lepidoptera

Size: approx 2.5 in.

Date: 2000

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Notes: The underwing of this butterfly has highly reflective silver spots. The host plant for this butterfly is the passionflower. If you plant the local passion flower vine, it will come. It will totally decimate the plant in the fall, but the plant will recover come spring.