GULF FRITILLARY

Agraulis vanillae

Expected to occur throughout both Alabama and Mississippi.   A common species, especially during the fall of the year.  Upper surfaces of the wings a bright red-orange with black markings and a few black-edged white spots on the forewing.  Lower surfaces of the wings brown with elongated silvery spots.  The caterpillars of this species feed on passion vine.  Similar species: Great Spangled Fritillary

Adult - ventral

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Adult - dorsal

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Adult mating pair


Caterpillar

Caterpillar beginning to pupate

Chrysalis