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Gulf Fritillary Butterfly

by Trevor E Holewinski

Gulf Fritillary Butterfly

( Agraulis vanillae)

The Gulf Fritillary:

Is mostly a tropical butterfly that prolongs its range momentarily each summer season into several of the northern states.

It is now established partly of California as well as Hawaii.

It gets on the wing throughout the year in the Deep south, and from springtime to drop further north.

It is characterized by its distinctive long wings and their different upper and reduced patterns.

The Fritillary larvae can be elevated in captivity, and the butterfly itself is very easy to attract to your gardens given that its host plant remains in usual yard use in much of the butterfly’ r

s vary. Make certain to launch your butterflies once they hatch.


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This Fritillary is orange over, with parallel black lines running up and down on the wings.

Its underside is mostly brownish, with many silver spots.

From wing to wing, it gauges 2 to 3 inches.


This species of butterfly can be located in, fields, parks, roadsides and also various other open areas.

Pastures, open fields, second-growth subtropical forest as well as sides, city in addition to country yards.


Occasionally mass emigrations of this butterfly take place throughout its range.

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This Fritillary is a rapid flier.

Larvae and Hosts:

Men patrol for ladies, that lay rally several parts of the host plant. Caterpillars feed upon many components of the host. Adults overwinter in the south.

Various varieties of enthusiasm vine (Passiflora) are the primary host plants for these butterflies.

The larvae are mainly black, with red stripes and also countless black spines diminishing the body.

The larva or caterpillar of the Gulf Fritillary grows to approximately 4 cm (1.6 in) in length.

Larvae are poisonous if consumed, as the intense coloration markets. The larvae feed specifically on types of interest flower such as Maypop (Passiflora incarnata), Yellow Passionflower (P. lutea) and Running Pop (P. foetida). Their hazardous flesh provides the with outstanding protection from killers.

birds prevent them.

Nectar Plant kingdoms:

Lantana (Lantana), impatiens (Impatiens), ‘s needle (Bidens),

thistle( Cirsium). Be sure to use water in your yards, for your butterflies and various other wildlife.

Gulf Fritillary and also other Usual butterflies

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