Subject: Butterfly found in school garden
Location: Sierra Madre / CA
October 26, 2015 5:22 pm
Is this a painted lady? Thanks!!!!
Signature: Lisa

Gulf Fritillary

Gulf Fritillary

Dear Lisa,
This is a Gulf Fritillary, not a Painted Lady, though the two species are in the same family and both are mostly orange.  The Gulf Fritillary is rarely found far from passionflower vines as the leaves are the Gulf Fritillary Caterpillar‘s food.

Great thanks! I figured this out too. Glad for the verification! Are you in Altadena? Are you friends by chance with Gail Swanlund?

Hi again Lisa,
Our offices are in Mount Washington.  I do know Gail Swanlund.  She was a very early fan of What’s That Bug? when we were still in print and not yet online.  She is mentioned in this old Silverfish posting.

Location: Sierra Madre, California

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