Attributes of Agraulis vanillae

Gulf Fritillary
Agraulis vanillae (Linnaeus, 1758)

Family: Nymphalidae
Subfamily: Heliconiinae
Identification: Upperside bright orange with black markings; 3 black-encircled white dots on forewing leading edge. Underside brown; forewing with orange at base; both wings with elongated, iridescent silver spots.
Wing Span: 2 1/2 - 3 3/4 inches (6.3 - 9.5 cm).
Life History: Males patrol for females, who lay eggs on many parts of the host plant. Caterpillars feed on most parts of the host. Adults overwinter in the south.
Flight: Throughout the year in south Florida and South Texas, January-November in the north. Number of broods has not been determined.
Caterpillar Hosts: Various species of passion-vine including maypops (Passiflora incarnata) and running pop (P. foetida).
Adult Food: Nectar from lantana, shepherd\'s needle, cordias, composites, and others.
Habitat: Pastures, open fields, second-growth subtropical forest and edges, city gardens.
Range: South America north through Central America, Mexico, and the West Indies to the southern United States. Wanders north to the central United States; rare northward.
Conservation: Not usually of concern.
NCGR: G5 - Demonstrably secure globally, though it may be quite rare in parts of its range, especially at the periphery.
Management Needs: Cultivate host plants.
Taxonomy Notes:

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August 27, 2016 ButterBelle Putnam County, Tennessee, United States August 28, 2016 Details
August 23, 2016 ButterBelle Putnam County, Tennessee, United States August 25, 2016 Details
August 25, 2016 ButterBelle Putnam County, Tennessee, United States August 25, 2016 Details
August 20, 2016 jwilkinson Orange County, Florida, United States August 24, 2016 Details
August 21, 2016 ButterBelle Putnam County, Tennessee, United States August 22, 2016 Details
August 22, 2016 kennydold Shelby County, Tennessee, United States August 22, 2016 Details
August 19, 2016 ButterBelle Putnam County, Tennessee, United States August 20, 2016 Details
August 17, 2016 ButterBelle Putnam County, Tennessee, United States August 17, 2016 Details
August 15, 2016 Jen Hansen Alameda County, California, United States August 16, 2016 Details
August 15, 2016 LuceStellare Orange County, California, United States August 16, 2016 Details
August 16, 2016 ButterBelle Putnam County, Tennessee, United States August 16, 2016 Details
August 13, 2016 Melinda Fawver Overton County, Tennessee, United States August 15, 2016 Details
August 11, 2016 Cabeaudette Riverside County, California, United States August 14, 2016 Details
August 14, 2016 ButterBelle Putnam County, Tennessee, United States August 14, 2016 Details
August 12, 2016 ButterBelle Putnam County, Tennessee, United States August 13, 2016 Details
August 10, 2016 BLToth Orange County, California, United States August 12, 2016 Details
August 10, 2016 Julsmder Jasper County, Texas, United States August 11, 2016 Details
August 08, 2016 ButterBelle Putnam County, Tennessee, United States August 08, 2016 Details
August 06, 2016 erica32paulk Geneva County, Alabama, United States August 07, 2016 Details
August 07, 2016 gunhilda Payne County, Oklahoma, United States August 07, 2016 Details
August 06, 2016 ButterBelle Putnam County, Tennessee, United States August 06, 2016 Details
July 31, 2016 Bautista_lori Alameda County, California, United States August 03, 2016 Details
July 10, 2016 gabra1 Dona Ana County, New Mexico, United States August 02, 2016 Details
July 24, 2016 SukeyBlueSkinsinJaxFL Duval County, Florida, United States August 02, 2016 Details
July 30, 2016 Doug Bruce Bedford County, Tennessee, United States August 01, 2016 Details
July 29, 2016 ButterBelle Putnam County, Tennessee, United States July 29, 2016 Details
March 26, 2016 gpstewart Texas, United States, Williamson County July 28, 2016 Details
July 25, 2016 Mommakate San Diego County, California, United States July 26, 2016 Details
July 22, 2016 lostpineslife Bastrop County, Texas, United States July 23, 2016 Details
July 21, 2016 stephen stedman Moore County, Tennessee, United States July 21, 2016 Details
October 05, 2015 Allen Gathman Orleans Parish, Louisiana, United States July 19, 2016 Details
July 17, 2016 PONYRCR Los Angeles County, California, United States July 18, 2016 Details
July 17, 2016 stephen stedman Trousdale County, Tennessee, United States July 17, 2016 Details
July 11, 2016 SukeyBlueSkinsinJaxFL Duval County, Florida, United States July 15, 2016 Details
July 15, 2016 SukeyBlueSkinsinJaxFL Duval County, Florida, United States July 15, 2016 Details
June 03, 2016 SukeyBlueSkinsinJaxFL Duval County, Florida, United States July 12, 2016 Details
July 08, 2016 Jeff Trahan Jackson Parish, Louisiana, United States July 09, 2016 Details
June 17, 2016 Bonnie Morrison Howard County, Texas, United States July 01, 2016 Details
June 21, 2016 Lisaanne17 Orange County, California, United States June 22, 2016 Details
June 04, 2016 mellielong Orange County, Florida, United States June 09, 2016 Details
June 05, 2016 cosmic_cat Texas, United States, Upshur County June 05, 2016 Details
May 19, 2016 John LeBlanc Pinellas County, Florida, United States May 31, 2016 Details
May 14, 2016 D. Dodd Texas, United States, Val Verde County May 27, 2016 Details
May 22, 2016 PONYRCR Los Angeles County, California, United States May 24, 2016 Details
May 22, 2016 neflodonata Duval County, Florida, United States May 22, 2016 Details
May 21, 2016 Keybugs Monroe County, Florida, United States May 21, 2016 Details
May 15, 2016 Englishman Hernando County, Florida, United States May 18, 2016 Details
April 29, 2016 Cleopatra Texas, United States April 29, 2016 Details
April 21, 2016 ajvw2016 Palm Beach County, Florida, United States April 27, 2016 Details
April 17, 2016 PONYRCR Los Angeles County, California, United States April 18, 2016 Details