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Gulf Fritillary Butterfly - (Agraulis vanilliae)


  Gulf Fritillary Butterfly  
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Bright colors make the Gulf Fritillary Butterfly a quickly identifiable butterfly.



  Basic Characteristics  


Common Name: Gulf Fritillary Butterfly
Scientific Name: Agraulis vanilliae
Other Names: Longwing Butterfly
Size / Span:2.5 inches to 3.1 inches (65mm to 80mm)

General Identifiers: orange, speckled, spotted, brown, black, silver, white
  Taxonomy Breakdown  


Kingdom: Animalia
 Phylum: Arthropoda
  Class: Insecta
   Order: Lepidoptera
    Family: Nymphalidae
     Genus: Agraulis
      Species: vanilliae
  Territorial Claims (North America)  


Alabama; Florida; Georgia; Louisiana; Mississippi; Texas; Mexico

*Please note that the list above is a general indicator of territories inhabited by the Gulf Fritillary Butterfly. Insects go where they please, typically driven by diet, environmental changes and / or mating habits. If we've missed a territory where you've encountered this insect please let us know at butterflyidentification at gmail.com.