Attributes of Euptoieta claudia

Variegated Fritillary
Euptoieta claudia (Cramer, 1776)

Family: Nymphalidae
Subfamily: Heliconiinae
Identification: Upperside tawny orange with thick dark veins and markings; black spots near margin. Hindwing margin angled and slightly scalloped. Underside of hindwing with a mottled pattern and no silver spots.
Wing Span: 1 3/4 - 3 1/8 inches (4.5 - 8 cm).
Life History: Males patrol short distances in flat, dry, open places. Eggs are laid singly on host plant stems and leaves; caterpillars eat leaves and flowers.
Flight: Three broods from April-October in the north, four broods from February or March-November or December in the south.
Caterpillar Hosts: A variety of plants in several families including maypops (Passiflora incarnata), may apple (Podophyllum peltata), violets (Viola), purslane (Portulaca), stonecrop (Sedum), and moonseed (Menispermum).
Adult Food: Nectar from several plant species including butterflyweed, common milkweed, dogbane, peppermint, red clover, swamp milkweed, and tickseed sunflower.
Habitat: Open sunny areas such as prairies, fields, pastures, road edges, landfills.
Range: Higher elevations of Argentina through Central America and Mexico to the southern United States; also Cuba and Jamaica. Regularly colonizes north through most of the United States except the Pacific Northwest.
Conservation: Not required. An occasional minor pest of ornamental pansies and violets.
NCGR: G5 - Demonstrably secure globally, though it may be quite rare in parts of its range, especially at the periphery.
Management Needs: None reported.
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July 25, 2015 John Wilson Socorro County, New Mexico, United States July 28, 2015 Details
July 27, 2015 Beverly Carter Baxter County, Arkansas, United States July 27, 2015 Details
July 15, 2015 Ron Smith Pinellas County, Florida, United States July 26, 2015 Details
July 25, 2015 gunhilda Payne County, Oklahoma, United States July 26, 2015 Details
July 20, 2015 mdolomieu1 Greene County, Missouri, United States July 24, 2015 Details
July 21, 2015 CA Ivy Franklin County, Arkansas, United States July 24, 2015 Details
July 19, 2015 .flow Texas, Kendall County, United States July 21, 2015 Details
July 18, 2015 Doug Bruce Clay County, Tennessee, United States July 20, 2015 Details
July 18, 2015 Doug Bruce Pickett County, Tennessee, United States July 20, 2015 Details
July 18, 2015 Mary Franceline Malone Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, United States July 18, 2015 Details
July 11, 2015 cblazo Franklin County, Pennsylvania, United States July 17, 2015 Details
July 09, 2015 Sheryl Johnson Chester County, Pennsylvania, United States July 17, 2015 Details
July 16, 2015 Carolyn Seaton Lancaster County, South Carolina, United States July 17, 2015 Details
May 09, 2015 Ken Cheeks Richmond County, Georgia, United States July 16, 2015 Details
July 16, 2015 stomlins701 Elmore County, Alabama, United States July 16, 2015 Details
July 11, 2015 stephen stedman Smith County, Tennessee, United States July 11, 2015 Details
June 28, 2015 gunhilda Payne County, Oklahoma, United States July 04, 2015 Details
June 26, 2015 Jonathan Clark Catahoula Parish, Louisiana, United States June 28, 2015 Details
June 28, 2015 roseanna Casey County, Kentucky, United States June 28, 2015 Details
June 17, 2015 SJ Adams Henrico County, Virginia, United States June 27, 2015 Details
June 15, 2015 Reasie Collin County, Texas, United States June 24, 2015 Details
May 27, 2015 ncrosbyrd McIntosh County, Georgia, United States June 22, 2015 Details
June 15, 2015 mbowling Texas, Mason County, United States June 21, 2015 Details
June 21, 2015 Reginadaves Canadian County, Oklahoma, United States June 21, 2015 Details
June 17, 2015 Bentley Meredith Virginia, United States June 18, 2015 Details
May 30, 2015 Ken Cheeks Aiken County, South Carolina, United States June 15, 2015 Details
June 07, 2015 Redheart Canyonlands Bandera County, Texas, United States June 09, 2015 Details
June 01, 2015 Robalero Hidalgo County, Texas, United States June 01, 2015 Details
May 30, 2015 whbauer Bexar County, Texas, United States May 30, 2015 Details
April 22, 2012 ncrosbyrd Texas, United States, Uvalde County May 30, 2015 Details
May 16, 2015 Doug Bruce Knox County, Tennessee, United States May 17, 2015 Details
May 03, 2015 CA Ivy Sebastian County, Arkansas, United States May 15, 2015 Details
May 03, 2015 azukoff Finney County, Kansas, United States May 13, 2015 Details
April 09, 2015 KristyBaker Cameron County, Texas, United States May 06, 2015 Details
April 25, 2015 christishieldsea Texas, United States, Wise County May 05, 2015 Details
July 20, 2014 ColoradEO Boulder County, Colorado, United States March 11, 2015 Details
July 08, 2014 Nancy Witthuhn Ness County, Kansas, United States February 27, 2015 Details
February 21, 2013 tjrickert Texas, Kleberg County, United States February 26, 2015 Details
August 15, 2004 Indy Entomologist Boone County, Indiana, United States February 21, 2015 Details
October 06, 2014 Jim Fries Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, United States February 17, 2015 Details
May 27, 2013 JeanEvoy De Soto County, Florida, United States February 13, 2015 Details
January 26, 2015 psteeves Burnet County, Texas, United States February 10, 2015 Details
February 21, 2013 tjrickert Texas, Kleberg County, United States January 26, 2015 Details
October 03, 2014 arcturusangel Texas, United States, Wood County December 21, 2014 Details
September 27, 2014 arcturusangel Gregg County, Texas, United States December 21, 2014 Details
October 25, 2014 Doug Bruce Greene County, Tennessee, United States December 06, 2014 Details
October 26, 2014 Doug Bruce Anderson County, Tennessee, United States December 06, 2014 Details
October 06, 2014 dbruce Bolivar County, Mississippi, United States December 06, 2014 Details
October 08, 2014 dbruce Marshall County, Mississippi, United States December 04, 2014 Details
September 28, 2013 Ken Cheeks Aiken County, South Carolina, United States December 02, 2014 Details