Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1182672

Variegated Fritillary
Euptoieta claudia

Observation date: August 25, 2018
Date notes: Found attached to my tire on my vehicle.
Submitted by: pfabulus
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: First saw on my truck tire around 7:30pm August 24th. Was surprised to see it still here at the observation time. Upon closer viewing, I could tell that it was getting ready change into it's chrysalis. Which is when I started trying to figure out what type of caterpillar it was (found a matching photo on your website which is where I copied the suggested identification from). I'm also time lapsing the change on my video camera. Tire is facing North. Strong South breeze. Warm and very humid (85F 8-24 and 88F 8-25 (humidity ranging from 50-100%). Only plants around the tire is grass.
Status: Resident
Verified by: jamesdurbin
Verified date: September 03, 2018
Coordinator notes: None.
Checklist region(s): Warren County, United States, Iowa