Gulf Fritillary host plants.

Kenneth Quinn mosasaur at
Mon Jun 29 21:26:10 EDT 1998

> My question is which passaflora sub species(s) specifically is toxic to
> Fritillarys. I saw a beautiful plant today at the nursery with fire
> red flowers and it was labeled at passaflora vitofolia. Is this safe for
> Fritillarys?

Hre in New Orleans I have never seen eggs or larvae on this species of
passionflower, and the GFs are about the most common butterfly here.  They
do lay on the hybrid called P. pfordti but the larvae soon die.

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