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Agraulis vanillae

Family/subfamily:   Brush-foots (Nymphalidae)/Longwing Butterflies (Heliconiinae)

Egg:  single yellow laid on host leaf

Larval host: Passion flower species, maypop

Larva: orange with greenish black stripes and black branches spines

Frequency:  All Florida

Gulf fritillary can also be seen on climbing hempvine which blooms on the creek at the same time.

In the spring and summer the gulf fritillary can be seen in southeastern US where they lay their eggs.  In late summer they migrate further south to frost-free areas of Florida.   They can be found throughout Florida.

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