Attributes of Euptoieta hegesia

Mexican Fritillary
Euptoieta hegesia (Cramer, 1779)

Family: Nymphalidae
Subfamily: Heliconiinae
Identification: Upperside of both wings with basal half unpatterned orange, and little or no contrast between basal and outer parts. Hindwing margins not angled; underside orange-brown with darker pattern.
Wing Span: 2 9/16 - 2 15/16 inches (6.5 - 7.5 cm).
Life History: Adults fly swiftly and erratically above low vegetation, while the sun is shining. Eggs are laid singly on host plants.
Flight: September-October in central Texas, all year in South Texas and tropics.
Caterpillar Hosts: Passion-vines (Passiflora), morning glories (Convolvulaceae), and Turnera.
Adult Food: Nectar from flowers of Lantana, Stachytarpheta, and Turnera; occasionally dung.
Habitat: Openings, edges, fields, and weedy areas in tropical and subtropical lowlands and foothills.
Range: Resident in Central America, Mexico, and the West Indies. Strays to southern California, central Arizona, and central Texas.
Conservation: Not required for stray.
NCGR: G5 - Demonstrably secure globally, though it may be quite rare in parts of its range, especially at the periphery.
Management Needs: Not reported.
Taxonomy Notes:

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Observation Date Submitter Region Verified Datesort icon
February 05, 2014 janazak Morelos, Mexico March 30, 2014 Details
December 11, 2013 DJHiker Granma, Cuba March 23, 2014 Details
November 08, 2013 John van Dort Olancho, Honduras November 10, 2013 Details
October 29, 2012 randimal Baja California Sur, Mexico October 20, 2013 Details
February 21, 2013 LLJohnson Dominican Republic April 05, 2013 Details
October 07, 2010 Doug Taron Veracruz-Llave, Mexico January 09, 2013 Details
August 08, 1981 legacy.reporter (Michael Smith) Santa Cruz County, Arizona, United States December 01, 2012 Details
July 15, 1998 legacy.reporter (Jim Brock) Santa Cruz County, Arizona, United States December 01, 2012 Details
October 05, 1998 legacy.reporter (Jim Brock) Pima County, Arizona, United States December 01, 2012 Details
April 19, 2005 John Saba (John Saba) Pima County, Arizona, United States December 01, 2012 Details
April 27, 2005 John Saba (John Saba) Santa Cruz County, Arizona, United States December 01, 2012 Details
November 12, 2005 John Saba (John Saba) Santa Cruz County, Arizona, United States December 01, 2012 Details
November 04, 2005 legacy.reporter (Hank Brodkin) Santa Cruz County, Arizona, United States December 01, 2012 Details
November 18, 2005 legacy.reporter (Robert Behrstock) Cochise County, Arizona, United States December 01, 2012 Details
April 28, 2001 legacy.reporter (Jim Brock) Pima County, Arizona, United States December 01, 2012 Details
April 28, 2001 legacy.reporter (Marcus Lindberg) Cochise County, Arizona, United States December 01, 2012 Details
April 17, 2005 legacy.reporter (Jim Brock) Pima County, Arizona, United States December 01, 2012 Details
April 19, 2005 legacy.reporter (Jim Brock) Pima County, Arizona, United States December 01, 2012 Details
September 22, 2010 jrfleullan Puerto Rico November 21, 2012 Details
October 10, 2012 John Saba Santa Cruz County, Arizona, United States October 12, 2012 Details
June 27, 2012 klgraves Santa Cruz County, Arizona, United States June 29, 2012 Details
May 07, 2012 John van Dort Francisco Morazán, Honduras May 07, 2012 Details
December 01, 2010 afleishman Sonora, Mexico May 03, 2011 Details
October 25, 2007 Gary Jue (Gary Jue) Texas, Starr County, United States July 24, 2009 Details
November 18, 2005 legacy.reporter (Robert A. Behrstock) Cochise County, Arizona, United States January 28, 2009 Details
April 28, 2001 legacy.reporter (Marcus Lindbergh) Cochise County, Arizona, United States January 28, 2009 Details
April 19, 2005 legacy.reporter (James P. Brock) Pima County, Arizona, United States January 28, 2009 Details
April 19, 2005 John Saba (John Saba) Pima County, Arizona, United States January 28, 2009 Details
October 05, 1998 legacy.reporter (James P. Brock) Pima County, Arizona, United States January 28, 2009 Details
April 28, 2001 legacy.reporter (James P. Brock) Pima County, Arizona, United States January 28, 2009 Details
April 17, 2005 legacy.reporter (James P. Brock) Pima County, Arizona, United States January 28, 2009 Details
April 27, 2005 John Saba (John Saba) Santa Cruz County, Arizona, United States January 28, 2009 Details
July 15, 1998 legacy.reporter (James P. Brock) Santa Cruz County, Arizona, United States January 28, 2009 Details
November 04, 2005 legacy.reporter (Hank Brodkin) Santa Cruz County, Arizona, United States January 28, 2009 Details
November 12, 2005 John Saba (John Saba) Santa Cruz County, Arizona, United States January 28, 2009 Details
October 14, 2006 legacy.reporter (Mike Overton, Paul Opler) Tamaulipas, Mexico October 01, 2007 Details
October 16, 2006 legacy.reporter (Mike Overton, Paul Opler) Tamaulipas, Mexico October 01, 2007 Details
October 16, 2006 legacy.reporter (Mike Overton, Paul Opler) Tamaulipas, Mexico October 01, 2007 Details
October 17, 2006 legacy.reporter (Mike Overton, Paul Opler) Tamaulipas, Mexico October 01, 2007 Details
October 16, 2006 legacy.reporter (Mike Overton, Paul Opler) Tamaulipas, Mexico October 01, 2007 Details
October 15, 2006 legacy.reporter (Mike Overton, Paul Opler) Tamaulipas, Mexico October 01, 2007 Details
October 18, 2006 legacy.reporter (Mike Overton, Paul Opler) Tamaulipas, Mexico October 01, 2007 Details
September 26, 2006 legacy.reporter Jalisco, Mexico January 31, 2007 Details
October 11, 2006 legacy.reporter (John Saba, Ira Nadborne) Santa Cruz County, Arizona, United States November 14, 2006 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Pima County, Arizona, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Cochise County, Arizona, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Gila County, Arizona, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Los Angeles County, California, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Imperial County, California, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Blaine County, Idaho, United States December 31, 2004 Details