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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July 23, 2014 CA Ivy Sebastian County, Arkansas, United States July 23, 2014 Details
July 22, 2014 CA Ivy Sebastian County, Arkansas, United States July 22, 2014 Details
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
June 16, 2014 Jude11 Larimer County, Colorado, United States June 22, 2014 Details
June 19, 2014 jvkopple2 Rooks County, Kansas, United States June 20, 2014 Details
June 13, 2014 ShawnLane Brunswick County, North Carolina, United States June 14, 2014 Details
May 07, 2014 Kimberly Mrozinski Berkeley County, South Carolina, United States June 14, 2014 Details
June 01, 2014 CA Ivy Sebastian County, Arkansas, United States June 02, 2014 Details
May 10, 2014 ddodd Texas, United States, Val Verde County May 22, 2014 Details
May 17, 2014 krancmm Brazoria County, Texas, United States May 18, 2014 Details
May 10, 2014 allelopath Santa Fe County, New Mexico, United States May 13, 2014 Details
May 06, 2014 John Wilson Socorro County, New Mexico, United States May 07, 2014 Details
April 26, 2014 gunhilda Payne County, Oklahoma, United States April 26, 2014 Details
November 07, 2012 John429 Coconino County, Arizona, United States April 24, 2014 Details
March 21, 2014 John Wilson Socorro County, New Mexico, United States April 21, 2014 Details
April 09, 2014 gunhilda Payne County, Oklahoma, United States April 09, 2014 Details
March 30, 2014 Redheart Canyonlands Bandera County, Texas, United States March 30, 2014 Details
September 11, 2013 BonkieB Monmouth County, New Jersey, United States February 26, 2014 Details
September 06, 2013 ddodd Chouteau County, Montana, United States February 13, 2014 Details
September 13, 2010 Chip Krilowicz Camden County, New Jersey, United States February 11, 2014 Details
October 09, 2013 rdhealy1951 Hart County, Kentucky, United States February 10, 2014 Details
January 22, 2014 Sparks7 Burnet County, Texas, United States January 23, 2014 Details
July 12, 2013 Dick Ratliff Madison County, Tennessee, United States January 17, 2014 Details
May 07, 2010 ddodd Texas, United States, Val Verde County January 14, 2014 Details
December 20, 2013 Sparks7 Burnet County, Texas, United States January 03, 2014 Details
August 24, 2013 Sally Parker Anne Arundel County, Maryland, United States January 01, 2014 Details
June 13, 2013 michaeloberg Douglas County, Nebraska, United States December 31, 2013 Details
August 20, 1975 stomlins701 Texas, Kendall County, United States December 28, 2013 Details
March 14, 1971 stomlins701 Bexar County, Texas, United States December 28, 2013 Details
November 29, 2013 whbauer Bexar County, Texas, United States November 29, 2013 Details
November 20, 2013 whbauer Bexar County, Texas, United States November 22, 2013 Details
November 02, 2013 Nancee Cobb Bay County, Florida, United States November 20, 2013 Details
November 18, 2013 Sparks7 Burnet County, Texas, United States November 19, 2013 Details
November 13, 2013 hotairballoon Texas, Taylor County, United States November 17, 2013 Details
November 07, 2013 CA Ivy Sebastian County, Arkansas, United States November 08, 2013 Details
November 08, 2013 whbauer Bexar County, Texas, United States November 08, 2013 Details
October 20, 2013 John LeBlanc Chesterfield County, Virginia, United States November 02, 2013 Details
October 02, 2013 AndreaInVA Frederick County, Maryland, United States November 02, 2013 Details
October 20, 2013 CA Ivy Adair County, Oklahoma, United States October 27, 2013 Details
October 20, 2013 CA Ivy Sebastian County, Arkansas, United States October 27, 2013 Details
October 22, 2013 Redheart Canyonlands Bandera County, Texas, United States October 27, 2013 Details
October 22, 2013 gunhilda Payne County, Oklahoma, United States October 25, 2013 Details