Gulf Fritillary (Agraulis vanillae)

Living image of Gulf Fritillary on a leaf Family: Nymphalidae (brush-footed butterflies).
Geographic Distribution: North, Central and South America. From South America to the Great Lakes.
Wingspan: 60-75 mm (2.5-3in).
Larval host plants: Passion vines (Passifloraceae).
Habitats: Tropical forest and lowlands.
Identification: Orange-red with black spots and venation on topside of wings, distinctive silvery spots on underside of wings.
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Gulf Fritillary Specimen
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