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Insect and Spider Identification: I think this is a Fritillary

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Raleigh, NC
(Zone 7b)

October 13, 2012
8:15 PM

Post #9304403

I found the pictured chrysalis on a Senna corymbosa today. I was looking for Sulphur larvae but I'm pretty sure this is completely unrelated. I do have quite a bit of Passiflora incarnata growing in the same area. I haven't seen any larvae this year but a lot of the passi leaves are looking pretty chewed up, and I've seen several adult Fritillaries in my yard. I'm guessing this is a Gulf Fritillary (Agraulis vanillae), unless there's another common species in NC that feeds on Passiflora?

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(Zone 7a)

October 13, 2012
10:11 PM

Post #9304450

It looks right.

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