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Gulf Fritillary Caterpillar (Agraulis vanillae)  Agraulis,Agraulis vanillae,Animal,Arthropod,Butterfly,Caterpillar,Florida,Geotagged,Gulf fritillary,Heliconiini,Insect,Lake Apopka,Lepidoptera,Nature,Nymphalidae,Oakland Nature Preserve,Orange County,Orlando,Summer,United States Click/tap to enlarge Promoted

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  1. Great capture, Joe! Posted 3 years ago
  2. Hi Joe, I had one of these caterpillars hanging on a rosebush around April and had no idea it would turn into such a beautiful butterfly! Great photo! Posted 2 years ago

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The Gulf fritillary or passion butterfly is a bright orange butterfly of the family Nymphalidae and subfamily Heliconiinae. It was formerly classified in a separate family, the Heliconiidae or longwing butterflies, and like other longwings this species does have long, rather narrow wings in comparison with other butterflies.

Similar species: Moths And Butterflies
Species identified by Joe Spandrusyszyn
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By Joe Spandrusyszyn

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Uploaded Oct 11, 2019. Captured Aug 24, 2019 15:21 in 921 Simeon Rd, Oakland, FL 34787, USA.
  • ILCE-6300
  • f/5.6
  • 1/1000s
  • ISO500
  • 265mm