Gulf Fritillary Butterfly
The Gulf Fritillary is one of the three
representatives of the Long-winged Butterflies (Heliconiidae) of the Cayman Islands. It is a common buterfly and
can be almost anywhere in the islands except in the mangroves and woodland.
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The Gulf Fritillary is a tolerant butterfly and can take on some damage by a predator.
They can be seen often flying slowly or gliding along and may aggregate in order to visually display to
a greater degree their bright warning coloration to a would-be predator.