I did not know this Butterfly is referred to as the “Passion Butterfly’. I do not know much about any butterfly so of course I searched on line. Hence the Passion tidbit.
Their primary territory is Florida and Texas. Considering how many we have they must be like Maine Black Flies. Everywhere, in everything.
They can migrate as far as Central and South America. One document I read stated “they migrate north through Florida, and migrate south through Florida”. That was so enlightening I had to read it twice.
They also have the ability to emit a distinct and obvious odor which is composed of several different types of chemicals, such as 6-methyl-5-hepten-2-one and hexadecyl acetate.
If this is not enough information on the Gulf Fritillary there is lots of information on the internet… even the mating ritual.