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Atlas of North Dakota Butterflies

Gulf Fritillary (Agraulis vanillae)

  • BND: Gulf Fritillary; Agraulis vanillae (Linnaeus, 1758)
  • BNA: Gulf Fritillary; Agraulis vanillae
  • Habitat: A tropical species that is a rare late-summer stray; frequents open areas near flowers
  • Larval food: Passiflora spp.
  • Adult flight: In ND only during July and August
  • References: Royer 118, Opler & Krizek 127, Scott 338
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