Gulf Fritillary

Agraulis vanillae

Genus Agraulis
Subfamily Fritillaries
Family Brushfooted Butterflies
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Occurrence   Nantucket; migrant
Abundance Exceedingly rare; one record only (photograph)
Flight Period "in fall; Nantucket record was October 5-6, 1997"
Notes "A big deal even as far north as Cape May, NJ and a great find in MA"
Overwintering (Migrant)

Gulf Fritillary

Photo by Frank Model - 1/21/2007
Curry Hammock State Park, Grassy Key. FL
Male

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Gulf Fritillary

Photo by Frank Model - 10/20/2005
Mission, TX
Female

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Gulf Fritillary

Photo by Frank Model - 10/20/2005
Cameron County, TX
Male

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