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GULF FRITILLARY (another common name, Silver-spotted Flambeau)
(Range: the West Indies; also from the southern US thru American tropics to South America)
The Gulf Fritillary, or Silver-spotted Flambeau, is a widespread, familiar butterfly that visits gardens to drink nectar. It is a sun-loving butterfly. common along the coasts of Caribbean islands.
The upperside is fiery orange. It is distinguished from the Julia, or Flambeau, by the presence of numerous black dots on the forewing. It is silver-spotted on the underside.