Subject: What kind of butterfly is this?
Geographic location of the bug: Taylors SC (Upstate SC)
Time: 01:35 PM EDT
Your letter to the bugman: Is this a type of Gulf Fritillary butterfly? We have about 25 chrysalis hanging on the back of our house. This one (2nd pic) hasn’t opened it’s wings yet, but I didn’t see any orange underneath, like the pictures I found online.
How you want your letter signed: Tina C
We love your image of the wall with various stages of development of Gulf Fritillaries. Your close-ups are of a pre-pupal Gulf Fritillary Caterpillar and a newly eclosed adult Gulf Fritillary. The dorsal surface of its wings are orange. You must have a passion flower vine nearby.