The Tropical Silverspot Gulf Fritillary Butterfly

Tropical Silverspot Gulf Fritillary ButterflyButterflies are in abundance around our neighbourhood now. So many species flying around and none pausing long enough for a picture. Luckily I got this shot of two Tropical Silverspot Gulf Fritillary butterflies on the flowers of the Crown of Thorns plant.

The Tropical Silverspot Gulf Fritillary Butterfly (Agraulis vanillae) is a Jamaican butterfly that is bright orange with black markings and spots. It is also popular in parts of the United States, Central America, Mexico and Canada. I understand that the passion flower vine is the host food for the Gulf Fritillary caterpillars. These butterflies are seen all year round.

Read more about them @ butterfly fun – gulf fritillary agraulis vanillae



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