Gardening for Butterflies, Birds and Bees forum: Can anyone help with Butterfly ID

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Jacksonville Florida (Zone 8b)
MHIGDON
Jun 15, 2015 6:34 AM CST
I live in Jacksonville Florida Zone 8. Can anyone help with the id of this butterfly?
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Name: Melanie
Lutz, Florida (Zone 9b)
Butterflies Enjoys or suffers hot summers Hummingbirder Birds Bee Lover Bookworm
Region: Florida Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Bromeliad Native Plants and Wildflowers Plant Identifier Salvias
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mellielong
Jun 15, 2015 9:16 AM CST
Gulf Fritillary, one of the most common butterflies in Florida. Eats passion vine as a caterpillar.
Jacksonville Florida (Zone 8b)
MHIGDON
Jun 15, 2015 10:22 AM CST
Thank you very much
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GoatDriver
Jun 17, 2015 4:31 PM CST
Here's a photo that I took of a Gulf Fritillary caterpillar eating on a Passion flower bud

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Jacksonville Florida (Zone 8b)
MHIGDON
Jun 18, 2015 6:11 AM CST
That is definitely an odd looking caterpillar compared to ones I typically see. I do have a passion flower vine so maybe I will get to see one of those
thanks
Name: Melanie
Lutz, Florida (Zone 9b)
Butterflies Enjoys or suffers hot summers Hummingbirder Birds Bee Lover Bookworm
Region: Florida Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Bromeliad Native Plants and Wildflowers Plant Identifier Salvias
Image
mellielong
Jun 18, 2015 6:20 AM CST
Do you know what kind of passion vine you have? It will also likely attract Zebra Longwings. Their caterpillars are white with black bristles. By the way, neither caterpillar will sting you, but never touch one if you don't know! Here's the Zebra Longwing caterpillar.

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The Zebra Longwing butterfly is our official state butterfly and looks like this.

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