Butterflies and Moths of North America

collecting and sharing data about Lepidoptera

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  Sighting 1283700

Gulf Fritillary
Agraulis vanillae

Observation date: October 11, 2020
Submitted by: T.M.Aigner@gmail.com
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: Common butterfly feeding on stands of yarrow and other wildflowers along coastal southeastern South Carolina meadows.
Status: Resident
Verified by: Dennis Forsythe
Verified date: January 13, 2021
Coordinator notes: None.