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Gulf Fritillary Facts

gulf fritillary butterfly perching on flower
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Common to the southern part of the United States, onward through Mexico, Central America, the West Indies on to South America as well as Florida this butterfly-known as the Gulf Fritillary-moves to the north in the spring and breeds in the southeast. Florida gets large numbers throughout every county of the state.

As an adult, the Gulf fritillary is medium in size, with the female being the largest, and has a wingspan of 65-95 mm. What you will see are bright orange wings with black marking, females are a little darker and have more markings.

Each year brings multiple generations of the Gulf frittilary and they are always in Florida. Small yellow eggs are found on or near various passionflowers, larvae have a voracious appetite for the host vines.

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