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.
Taxonomy Notes:

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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
September 23, 2014 arooster Saline County, Illinois, United States September 29, 2014 Details
August 23, 2014 stomlins701 Calhoun County, Florida, United States September 29, 2014 Details
July 18, 2014 SteveHarbula Gunnison County, Colorado, United States September 27, 2014 Details
September 24, 2014 CA Ivy Sebastian County, Arkansas, United States September 25, 2014 Details
September 20, 2014 Anita W Duncan Pottawatomie County, Oklahoma, United States September 25, 2014 Details
September 14, 2014 tom nolan Burlington County, New Jersey, United States September 24, 2014 Details
September 12, 2014 South Laurel Laurel County, Kentucky, United States September 15, 2014 Details
September 04, 2014 Doug Bruce Gibson County, Tennessee, United States September 14, 2014 Details
September 14, 2014 Beverly Carter Baxter County, Arkansas, United States September 14, 2014 Details
August 09, 2014 HHowell Grainger County, Tennessee, United States September 12, 2014 Details
September 03, 2014 Mike Dillon Archer County, Texas, United States September 12, 2014 Details
September 07, 2014 arcturusangel Gregg County, Texas, United States September 08, 2014 Details
August 31, 2014 vision_m Texas, Morris County, United States September 02, 2014 Details
September 01, 2014 systanfield Richland County, South Carolina, United States September 01, 2014 Details
June 02, 2014 TheWayfarer21 Onslow County, North Carolina, United States August 30, 2014 Details
August 28, 2014 polson123 Columbus County, North Carolina, United States August 30, 2014 Details
July 28, 2014 iinv003 Union County, North Carolina, United States August 28, 2014 Details
August 03, 2014 Dave Fairall Stokes County, North Carolina, United States August 28, 2014 Details
August 28, 2014 CA Ivy Sebastian County, Arkansas, United States August 28, 2014 Details
August 23, 2014 LibbyMegna Laramie County, Wyoming, United States August 26, 2014 Details
August 23, 2014 stephen stedman Pickett County, Tennessee, United States August 24, 2014 Details
August 16, 2014 Doug Bruce Overton County, Tennessee, United States August 22, 2014 Details
August 17, 2014 grayhairstreak New Castle County, Delaware, United States August 19, 2014 Details
August 16, 2014 Philestewart Bucks County, Pennsylvania, United States August 17, 2014 Details
August 14, 2014 chickie1321 Virginia, Virginia Beach County, United States August 16, 2014 Details
August 13, 2014 RMichaelson Bexar County, Texas, United States August 13, 2014 Details
August 13, 2014 gunhilda Payne County, Oklahoma, United States August 13, 2014 Details
August 10, 2014 cblazo Franklin County, Pennsylvania, United States August 11, 2014 Details
July 11, 2014 Paul C Westchester County, New York, United States August 05, 2014 Details
October 21, 2012 abwest Hancock County, Ohio, United States August 03, 2014 Details
July 31, 2014 CA Ivy Sebastian County, Arkansas, United States July 31, 2014 Details
July 25, 2014 nletson Davidson County, Tennessee, United States July 30, 2014 Details
July 23, 2014 CA Ivy Sebastian County, Arkansas, United States July 23, 2014 Details
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October 29, 2013 ddodd Marshall County, Alabama, United States July 21, 2014 Details
September 03, 2007 Gordilly Pottawattamie County, Iowa, United States July 21, 2014 Details
August 25, 2012 Jake a Bob Bradford County, Pennsylvania, United States July 13, 2014 Details
July 09, 2014 gunhilda Payne County, Oklahoma, United States July 09, 2014 Details
July 03, 2014 catharinejo Jackson County, Kansas, United States July 08, 2014 Details
July 06, 2014 stephen stedman Warren County, Tennessee, United States July 07, 2014 Details
June 27, 2014 John Wilson Socorro County, New Mexico, United States July 06, 2014 Details
August 26, 2010 julmast Elkhart County, Indiana, United States July 05, 2014 Details
June 01, 2014 Bob Ensign Park County, Colorado, United States June 22, 2014 Details