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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November 22, 2016 ButterBelle Putnam County, Tennessee, United States November 27, 2016 Details
November 26, 2016 ButterBelle Putnam County, Tennessee, United States November 27, 2016 Details
November 14, 2016 gregsnyder Texas, Tarrant County, United States November 26, 2016 Details
November 16, 2016 Pcasteel Davidson County, Tennessee, United States November 21, 2016 Details
November 11, 2016 Jeff Trahan Benton County, Arkansas, United States November 15, 2016 Details
November 13, 2016 Doug Bruce Campbell County, Tennessee, United States November 14, 2016 Details
September 17, 2016 Doug Bruce Blount County, Tennessee, United States November 13, 2016 Details
November 09, 2016 ButterBelle Putnam County, Tennessee, United States November 10, 2016 Details
November 06, 2016 Doug Bruce Bledsoe County, Tennessee, United States November 08, 2016 Details
October 30, 2016 K Stilwell Tazewell County, Virginia, United States November 06, 2016 Details
October 30, 2016 brainerd Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, United States November 05, 2016 Details
November 01, 2016 macnaughtan Monroe County, Ohio, United States November 05, 2016 Details
November 02, 2016 Karen Adams Franklin County, Ohio, United States November 02, 2016 Details
November 02, 2016 gunhilda Payne County, Oklahoma, United States November 02, 2016 Details
October 19, 2016 John Wilson Socorro County, New Mexico, United States November 01, 2016 Details
October 16, 2016 Doug Bruce Morgan County, Tennessee, United States October 31, 2016 Details
October 13, 2016 Doug Bruce McNairy County, Tennessee, United States October 31, 2016 Details
October 02, 2016 Doug Bruce Anderson County, Tennessee, United States October 31, 2016 Details
October 29, 2016 stephen stedman Hardin County, Tennessee, United States October 31, 2016 Details
May 28, 2015 Pan Pearl River County, Mississippi, United States October 30, 2016 Details
August 03, 2016 lzeitlin Maryland, United States October 29, 2016 Details
September 05, 2016 suz1suz1 Anne Arundel County, Maryland, United States October 29, 2016 Details
October 15, 2016 ezeemonee St Marys County, Maryland, United States October 29, 2016 Details
October 15, 2016 ezeemonee St Marys County, Maryland, United States October 29, 2016 Details
October 17, 2016 jtylerbell Anne Arundel County, Maryland, United States October 29, 2016 Details
October 28, 2016 ButterBelle Putnam County, Tennessee, United States October 29, 2016 Details
October 24, 2016 Jeff Trahan Howard County, Arkansas, United States October 25, 2016 Details
October 13, 2016 dbruce Alcorn County, Mississippi, United States October 25, 2016 Details
October 21, 2016 gpstewart Texas, McCulloch County, United States October 25, 2016 Details
October 24, 2016 ButterBelle Putnam County, Tennessee, United States October 24, 2016 Details
October 19, 2016 ButterBelle Putnam County, Tennessee, United States October 23, 2016 Details
October 19, 2016 davidr Cambria County, Pennsylvania, United States October 20, 2016 Details
October 10, 2016 yardbird Salem County, New Jersey, United States October 20, 2016 Details
October 17, 2016 ButterBelle Putnam County, Tennessee, United States October 19, 2016 Details
September 21, 2016 Jeff Trahan Lafayette County, Arkansas, United States October 18, 2016 Details
September 26, 2016 Moira Owen County, Indiana, United States October 17, 2016 Details
October 15, 2016 billwx Garfield County, Oklahoma, United States October 17, 2016 Details
October 15, 2016 rseidler Natchitoches Parish, Louisiana, United States October 16, 2016 Details
October 14, 2016 Paul F. J. Eagles Ontario, Canada October 16, 2016 Details
October 16, 2016 Anne Wills Cabell County, West Virginia, United States October 16, 2016 Details
October 15, 2016 Victoria Hansel-Kuehn Mercer County, West Virginia, United States October 15, 2016 Details
October 14, 2016 ButterBelle Putnam County, Tennessee, United States October 14, 2016 Details
September 30, 2016 Jeff Trahan Lafayette County, Arkansas, United States October 13, 2016 Details
October 10, 2016 jawinget Monroe County, Illinois, United States October 12, 2016 Details
October 10, 2016 hmclin Adams County, Pennsylvania, United States October 11, 2016 Details
October 10, 2016 hmclin Adams County, Pennsylvania, United States October 11, 2016 Details
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October 06, 2016 digginflowers Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, United States October 10, 2016 Details
October 05, 2016 Jeff Trahan Lafayette County, Arkansas, United States October 09, 2016 Details
October 06, 2016 Annahogan2 Forsyth County, North Carolina, United States October 08, 2016 Details