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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 11 months 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 months 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. It is not closely related to the true fritillaries. It is the only member of genus ''Agraulis''.

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