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Variegated fritilary, Euptoieta claudia
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Variegated Fritillaries

Euptoieta claudia

While hardly a common sight, a few Variegated Fritillary pupae overwinter in our area and hatch out in late spring. Look for them on the edges of fields searching for Violets and Passionflowers (where they lay their eggs) or in the fields themselves feeding on flower nectar. While relatively difficult to find now they'll be much more common in a few months as new arrivals from the south migrate into our area and as the young caterpillars which hatch from eggs laid now mature into adults.

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