Gulf Fritillary Butterfly (Agraulis vanillae)

CENTRAL FLORIDA CRITTER OF THE DAY: Gulf Fritillary Butterfly (Agraulis vanillae)

The storms were about to come through when I spotted this guy (gal?) hanging on a piece of dried sedge under a protective cover of the leaf of a holly cultivar.

Want them in your yard? If you are in their range, just plant some Passionvine aka purple passion flower aka maypop (Passiflora incarnata) which is the larval host for this beauty of a butterfly and you’ll have them in droves. And they LOVE Bidens alba as a nectar source.



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