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Wisconsin Native Caterpillars

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Gulf Fritillary Caterpillar

Genus-Species: Agraulis vanillae

Description: Brownish orange with black, branched spines. These spines are not harmful to humans.

Chrysalis: Elongated, curved; mottled beige in color. Resembles a dead, curled leaf.

Host Plants: Host plants are Passion Vine and Passion Flower.

Habitat: Open areas, parks, and gardens.

Comments: The Gulf Fritillary is a rare stray to Wisconsin, having been reported from only 3 counties.

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