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Agraulis vanillae | by Gabriel Paladino Photography
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Agraulis vanillae

• Gulf fritillary / Passion butterfly

• Mariposa Espejitos / Pasionaria motas blancas

 

Scientific classification

Kingdom:Animalia

Phylum:Arthropoda

Class:Insecta

Order:Lepidoptera

Family:Nymphalidae

Tribe:Heliconiini

Genus:Agraulis

Species:A. vanillae

 

Note the small insects on the proboscis... Could it be some kind of mite?

 

Solymar, Canelones, Uruguay

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Taken on December 14, 2020