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Atlas of North Dakota Butterflies

Variegated Fritillary (Euptoieta claudia)


  • BND: Variegated Fritillary; Euptoieta claudia (Cramer, 1775)
  • BNA: Variegated Fritillary; Euptoieta claudia
  • NDC: EUCL
  • Habitat: Southern migrant, often common in open prairies
  • Larval food: A wide range of seemingly unrelated plant spp., incl. Viola, Portulaca, Desmodium, Menispermum
  • Adult flight: Continuous breeder arriving in May, often abundant by fall
  • References: Royer 119, Opler & Krizek 130, Scott 335
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