CENTRAL FLORIDA CRITTER OF THE DAY: Gulf Fritillary Butterfly (Agraulis vanillae)
A cold front was sending strong winds through Central Florida this afternoon. I found this butterfly hunkered down in a wax myrtle for protection.
Larva hosts: maypop (Passiflora incarnata) and others in the Passiflora genus.
Shown on Florida Native Plant: SOUTHERN BAYBERRY; WAX MYRTLE (Myrica cerifera)