Species Page: Variegated Fritillary (Euptoieta claudia)

Variegated Fritillary

Euptoieta claudia (Cramer, 1775)

Family: Nymphalidae

Status: Occasional to common breeding stray

NENHP Rank: 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

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