need of Gulf Fritillary

Paul Cherubini paulcher at
Thu Feb 11 19:07:54 EST 1999

Pierre A Plauzoles wrote:
> What Rick wrote may be true, but there is something else you should
> consider: the gulf fritillary is pretty frost-sensitive.  For that
> reason, it should be kept in a controlled-temperature environment,
> especially this winter, with temperatures that won't fry or freeze it.
> Likewise the passionvine itself.  

The person requesting the gulf fritillary livestock appears to live in the Los Angeles Basin 
area where Gulf Fritillaries and their passion vine host plants have a decades long history 
of surviving the winters without a major problem. No need for "temperature controlled 
environments" unless a rare intrusion of Arctic air arrives -- that happens roughly once 
every 5-15 years and usually in December or January.

Paul Cherubini, El Dorado, California

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