Gulf Fritillary

Gulf Fritillary
Gulf Fritillary

The Gulf Fritillary is a member of the Heliconians. These Butterflys are peculiar to the American tropics. The Gulf Fritillary ranges through South America north to New Jersey and west to Iowa.

These butterflys are reputed to be protected against predation by their unsavory taste and ordor. The larvae feed on the leaves of the Passion Flower.

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