Euptoieta claudia (Cramer, 1775)
Status: Occasional to common breeding stray
NENHP Ranking: Not listed
Range: This species is tropical, with permanent populations in South America north into Texas. From there the species strays northward annually in varying numbers.
Larval Hostplant(s): A wide variety of plants are utilized, violets being among them.
Broods/Flight Times: This butterfly has been found in the state from late April into November.
Overwintering: Does not overwinter in our area.
Habitat: As befits a stray with numerous hostplants it is at home almost anywhere.
Avg. Wingspan: 1 3/4 – 3 1/8 inches