Variegated Fritillary (Euptoieta claudia)

Generally common statewide, although less common in the western part of NC, this species may be seen from February all year long into December in some years. "Var-Frits", as we often call them in the field, are commonly found in gardens, vacant lots, power lines, roadsides, etc.


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Variegated Fritillary (Euptoieta claudia)
Brunswick Co., NC
27 Aug 2005
Variegated Fritillary (Euptoieta claudia)
Tyrrell Co., NC
19 Jun 2004

Variegated Fritillary (Euptoieta claudia) Variegated Fritillary (Euptoieta claudia)
Wake Co., NC
26 Feb 2006

This butterfly was flying in the woods along the edge of Falls Lake with wind chills in the 30s and an air temperature of 43 deg. F under sunny skies.


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Sandhills Game Lands, Scotland Co., NC
4 Aug 2016

Variegated Fritillary (Euptoieta claudia)
Variegated Fritillary (Euptoieta claudia)
Flat River Impoundment, Durham Co., NC
23 November 2003
Variegated Fritillary (Euptoieta claudia)
Scotland Co., NC
1 Oct 2006

Variegated Fritillary (Euptoieta claudia)
Variegated Fritillary (Euptoieta claudia)
Durham Co., NC
30 May 2011

Variegated Fritillary (Euptoieta claudia) Variegated Fritillary (Euptoieta claudia)
Variegated Fritillary (Euptoieta claudia)
Near Mt. Baldy, Missoula Co., MT
12 Sep 2013
Variegated Fritillary (Euptoieta claudia)
Near Mt. Baldy, Missoula Co., MT
16 Sep 2013

Variegated Fritillary (Euptoieta claudia) Variegated Fritillary (Euptoieta claudia) Variegated Fritillary (Euptoieta claudia)
Tongue Creek, MPG Ranch, Missoula Co., MT
3 July 2015

Variegated Fritillary (Euptoieta claudia) Variegated Fritillary (Euptoieta claudia) Variegated Fritillary (Euptoieta claudia)
Florissant, Teller Co., CO
6 July 2016

Variegated Fritillary (Euptoieta claudia)
Variegated Fritillary (Euptoieta claudia)
Horseshoe Mt., Park Co., CO
8 July 2016

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