Gulf Fritillary

I didn’t know it at first but soon found out from other lepidoptera enthusiasts that the Gulf Fritillary (Agraulis vanillae incarnata) is a rare visitor to New York City. It is called the gulf Fritillary because it has been seen far out over the Gulf of Mexico. This one has been hanging out in the Conservatory Garden in Central Park for a few days. Its host plant is the Purple Passionflower (Passiflora incarnata). A life butterfly for me.

11 thoughts on “Gulf Fritillary

  1. 1nmbirder 2018-07-09 / 12:51 am

    Beautiful shots. And congratulations on the lifer!

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  2. Trini Lind 2018-07-08 / 9:22 pm

    Itโ€™s stunning! ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿฆ‹๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿฆ‹

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