Gulf fritillary

(Agraulis vanillae)

               
Conservation Status

IUCN Red List

not yet assessed

Gulf fritillary

NatureServe

N5 - Secure

Minnesota

not listed

Occurrence

Rare stray in Minnesota

Flight/Season

Most likely to appear in Minnesota July to August.

Habitat

Open areas, gardens, pastures, fields, forest edges.


Identification

 

 
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Larval Food

Passion-vines (Passiflora)

 
Adult Food

Nectar

 
Life Cycle

 

 
Behavior

 


Distribution Distribution Map  

Sources: 20, 21, 29, 71.

This is a rare stray into eastern Minnesota.


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Taxonomy

Order:

Lepidoptera (butterflies and moths)

 

Suborder:

Glossata

 

Infraorder:

Neolepidoptera

 

Parvorder:

Heteroneura

 

No Rank:

Ditrysia

 

No Rank:

Obtectomera

 

Superfamily:

Papilionoidea (butterflies [excluding skippers])

 

Family:

Nymphalidae (brush-foots)

 

Subfamily:

Heliconiinae (longwings, fritillaries and silverspots)

 

Tribe:

Heliconiini

 
Synonyms

 

 
Common
Names

Gulf fritillary


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

       

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Uploaded on Feb 23, 2011

Gulf Fritillary or Passion Butterfly (Agraulis vanillae)

* Family: Nymphalidae,
* Subfamily: Heliconiinae,
* Tribe: Heliconiini,
* Subtribe: Heliconiiti,
* Genus: Agraulis,
* Species: A. vanillae,
* Class: Insecta,
* Order: Lepidoptera,
* Type: insect,
* Diet: no data,
* Average life span in the wild: no data,
* Size: Wing span: 2 1/2 - 3 3/4 inches (6.3 - 9.5 cm).
* Weight: no data,

** The Gulf Fritillary or Passion Butterfly (Agraulis vanillae) is a striking, bright orange butterfly of the family Nymphalidae, subfamily Heliconiinae.

More info: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gulf_Fritillary

 
     

 

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