Gulf Fritillary Butterfly (Agraulis vanillae)

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.

Learn: http://www.flmnh.ufl.edu/wildflower/completebutterflydata.asp?id=28

Shown on Florida Native Plant: SOUTHERN BAYBERRY; WAX MYRTLE (Myrica cerifera)

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1 comment
  1. Loret, we share some critters and plants – you in Florida – me in Virginia. I LOVE to see the different things that you get to see! This is one of those different creatures. Thanks bunches for sharing your world with me! 🙂

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