What are larval food plants for Fritillary Butterflies?

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  1. Henry Johnson

    Henry Johnson In Flower

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    What is the larval food plant of the Fritillaries, anyone know?
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    Fritillary adults and caterpillars are very common in fields, meadows, and other weedy areas. The caterpillars feed on violets.
     
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    The ones live near me eat passionflower leaves. I have a vine just for the very reason of attracting them. Here is a little fella that I am raising inside so we can watch the cycle.

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    Netty Chaotic Gardener Plants Contributor

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    Ugh, he's an ugly little guy Anna! LOL
     



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    :D Here is his head shot...
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    Yeah, and he looks like he'd have painful spikes but they are like little growths on his skin. I've been stuck by a saddleback caterpillar so I was a little wary, but I read that it would be OK.
     
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    It depends on which of the many varieties you have there. We only get the gulf fritillary in my West Tennessee yard and he eats passion vines. There is a blue one that is native here and grows in all the fencerows.
     

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