Gulf Fritillary

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Gulf Fritillary

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Post: # 47810Unread post SpookyShoe
Mon May 31, 2021 2:22 pm

It's been a long time since I've seen one of these. Welcome back. Host plant is passion vine, of which I have plenty. This one decided to hang out on mulch.
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Mon May 31, 2021 2:38 pm

Lovely! You're lucky to be able to grow Passion Vine year-round AND to have the Gulf Fritilary :).

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Mon May 31, 2021 3:24 pm

And regardless of what they look like the caterpillars are harmless and don't sting.
But they can eat the vine to the ground.
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Mon May 31, 2021 3:28 pm

worth1 wrote: Mon May 31, 2021 3:24 pm And regardless of what they look like the caterpillars are harmless and don't sting.
But they can eat the vine to the ground.
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Mon May 31, 2021 4:01 pm

What a beauty! I wish that we had them here.
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Mon May 31, 2021 8:55 pm

Here you can see some of the underside of the wing.

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Sat Jun 19, 2021 3:22 pm

This is not my coneflower. I took this photo at a plant nursery this morning.
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Sat Jun 19, 2021 8:19 pm

[mention]SpookyShoe[/mention] WOW that is just gorgeous!
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Sun Jun 20, 2021 7:23 am

Pretty! I haven't seen any around here yet. In fact, most of the butterflies aren't out and about here yet.

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Sun Jun 20, 2021 10:45 am

GoDawgs wrote: Sun Jun 20, 2021 7:23 am Pretty! I haven't seen any around here yet. In fact, most of the butterflies aren't out and about here yet.

They are here in full force. This morning they (the GFs) were on pentas, Mystic Spires blue salvia, and milkweed.

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Wed Jun 23, 2021 8:25 am

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Frit visiting clasping heliotrope... Frits are common here... Of course... those passion flowers are like 'weeds' here... I don't pull them, but everybody else seems to... sad, you don't value what you have...
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Here's a black form tiger swallowtail....
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Sat Jul 31, 2021 1:33 pm

On pentas.
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Sun Oct 31, 2021 10:53 am

The Gulf Fritillaries were out today on the red and white pentas, and even periwinkle. Not bad for the last day in October.

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Sun Oct 31, 2021 11:29 am

The Gulf Fritillary out on Halloween. What a treat. They look like pumpkins, spice and everything nice.
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Fri Dec 17, 2021 1:16 pm

Tiny caterpillar on the passion vine (the host plant of the GF) today.
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Sat Dec 18, 2021 8:11 pm

SpookyShoe wrote: Sun Oct 31, 2021 10:53 am The Gulf Fritillaries were out today on the red and white pentas, and even periwinkle. Not bad for the last day in October.


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These are really nice shots! Stunning

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Wed Oct 26, 2022 3:29 pm

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Gulf Fritillary on a marigold blossom.
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