Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1198272

Gulf Fritillary
Agraulis vanillae

Observation date: January 18, 2019
Submitted by: Danielle A Miller
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: My husband found it on some of his work equipment and brought it in for our sons to see. It pumped it's wings a few times but didn't fly away. Since it was cold out, I cut up some old fruit for it, and kept it inside until morning. The next day I placed it in the sun. After a few minutes, it flew away.
Status: Resident
Verified by: Ken Davenport
Verified date: January 19, 2019
Coordinator notes: Yes, you had the ID right.