Wisconsin Native Caterpillars
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
Habitat: Open areas, parks, and gardens.
Comments: The Gulf Fritillary is a rare stray to
Wisconsin, having been reported from only 3 counties.