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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August 16, 2012 Ilse Gebhard Kalamazoo County, Michigan, United States January 20, 2016 Details
November 15, 2007 Sue Allie Sumter County, Florida, United States January 06, 2016 Details
September 23, 2015 wwittkop Campbell County, Wyoming, United States December 14, 2015 Details
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October 11, 2015 PaigeLongwith Monroe County, Tennessee, United States October 19, 2015 Details
October 17, 2015 ButterBelle Blount County, Tennessee, United States October 19, 2015 Details
August 29, 2009 defiantone Wyandotte County, Kansas, United States October 17, 2015 Details
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August 14, 2015 kirstensclay Nottoway County, Virginia, United States October 12, 2015 Details
October 10, 2015 gunhilda Payne County, Oklahoma, United States October 11, 2015 Details
October 04, 2015 KristyBaker Marion County, Tennessee, United States October 09, 2015 Details
October 07, 2015 John LeBlanc Chesterfield County, Virginia, United States October 08, 2015 Details
October 05, 2015 Doug Bruce McNairy County, Tennessee, United States October 06, 2015 Details
September 15, 2015 hmclin York County, Pennsylvania, United States October 05, 2015 Details
September 27, 2015 Jonathan Clark Catahoula Parish, Louisiana, United States October 04, 2015 Details
September 13, 2015 John LeBlanc Chesterfield County, Virginia, United States October 02, 2015 Details
July 19, 2015 grayhairstreak New Castle County, Delaware, United States October 02, 2015 Details
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September 23, 2015 keystonekids Northampton County, Pennsylvania, United States September 28, 2015 Details
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July 04, 2015 ncrosbyrd Gunnison County, Colorado, United States September 20, 2015 Details
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September 17, 2015 Nancy Hamlett Los Angeles County, California, United States September 17, 2015 Details
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July 08, 2015 kfdunnington Larimer County, Colorado, United States September 14, 2015 Details
August 26, 2015 digginflowers Sussex County, Delaware, United States September 10, 2015 Details
April 20, 2015 grayhairstreak Jeff Davis County, Texas, United States September 06, 2015 Details
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August 16, 2015 Jeff Trahan Hempstead County, Arkansas, United States September 03, 2015 Details
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August 21, 2015 Mara Holley Washington County, Tennessee, United States August 25, 2015 Details
July 24, 2015 kirstensclay Nottoway County, Virginia, United States August 18, 2015 Details
August 08, 2015 catmint20906 Montgomery County, Maryland, United States August 17, 2015 Details
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