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Butterfly ~ Gulf Fritillary by Kimberly Chadwick

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Marana, Az
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Gulf Fritillary

This is a fairly large commonly noticed species with a strong flight that sometimes carries it far from its normal haunts. Its spectacular underside of large, silver spots on a tan and red-orange background can bring a gasp to the uninitiated.

The guf fritillary belongs to a group of brush-foot butterflies known as long-wings. Female longwings have “stink clubs” on either of their abdomen, which disperse pheromones to attract males. The male transfers hos own chemical onto these stink clubs to repel other males and maximize his own offspring’s chance of survival.

Host Plants Ornamental passionvines in city gardens and native in canyons.

Flight Often year-round

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Comments

  • artwhiz47
    artwhiz47over 4 years ago

    Fabulous matching colors! What a beauty.

  • I appreciate that. It took quite a while to catch him, they are rather flighty so to speak….

    – Kimberly Chadwick

  • Marvin Collins
    Marvin Collinsover 4 years ago

    Beautiful!!

  • Thank you Marvin.

    – Kimberly Chadwick

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