Variegated Fritillary Euptoieta claudia (Cramer, 1776)

Status:

Variegated Fritillary (Euptoieta claudia) is mostly southern in distribution, but ranges across the entirety of Maryland, in meadows, roadsides, gardens and other open habitats (Brock & Kaufman, 2003). This generally common species is on the wing in Maryland primarily in late summer into autumn (August-mid October)(Butterflies of Maryland: A Biological Summary and Checklist by Lynn Davidson & Richard Smith).

Relationships:

Uses variety of plant species, including violets, passionflower, flax, and other species as larval host plants.

There are 372 records in the project database.

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A Variegated Fritillary in Baltimore Co., Maryland (7/1/2011). Photo by Jon Corcoran. (MBP list)

A Variegated Fritillary in Harford Co., Maryland (7/26/2016). Photo by Mark Johnson. (MBP list)

A pair of Variegated Fritillaries in Howard Co., Maryland (9/26/2013). Photo by Bonnie Ott. (MBP list)

A Variegated Fritillary in Howard Co., Maryland (8/6/2017). Photo by Kevin Heffernan. (MBP list)

A Variegated Fritillary in Howard Co., Maryland (7/11/2012). Photo by Bonnie Ott. (MBP list)

A Variegated Fritillary in Baltimore Co., Maryland (9/30/2013). Photo by Benjamin DeHaven. (MBP list)

A Variegated Fritillary in Howard Co., Maryland (8/2/2014). Photo by Kevin Heffernan. (MBP list)

A Variegated Fritillary in Baltimore City, Maryland (8/22/2006). Photo by Thomas Wilson. (MBP list)

A Variegated Fritillary in Howard Co., Maryland (8/10/2014). Photo by Kevin Heffernan. (MBP list)

A Variegated Fritillary in Baltimore City, Maryland (9/27/2014). Photo by Wendy J. Alexander, Ph.D. (MBP list)

Variegated Fritillary in Harford Co., Maryland (10/31/2016). Photo by Cindy Pfeffer-Koerber. (MBP list)

A Variegated Fritillary emerging from it's chrysalis in Harford Co., Maryland (10/31/2016). Photo by Cindy Pfeffer-Koerber. (MBP list)

A Variegated Fritillary caterpillar in Prince George's Co., Maryland (9/21/2016). Photo by Jesse Christopherson. (MBP list)

Variegated Fritillary in Caroline Co., Maryland (9/13/2016). Photo by Wayne Longbottom. (MBP list)

A Variegated Fritillary caterpillar on Viola primulifolia in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (9/15/2005). Photo by Sara Tangren. (MBP list)

Variegated Fritillary in Caroline Co., Maryland (8/29/2005). Photo by Wayne Longbottom. (MBP list)

A Variegated Fritillary larva in Baltimore Co., Maryland (9/18/2016). Photo by Bob Spicer. (MBP list)

A Variegated Fritillary larva in Harford Co., Maryland (8/22/2014). Photo by Tea Kesting-Handly. (MBP list)

A Variegated Fritillary chrysalis in Howard Co., Maryland (9/11/2015). Photo by Bonnie Ott. (MBP list)

A Variegated Fritillary chrysalis in Howard Co., Maryland (9/11/2015). Photo by Bonnie Ott. (MBP list)

A Variegated Fritillary chrysalis on American Sycamore leaf in Howard Co., Maryland (9/11/2015). Photo by Richard Orr. (MBP list)

A Variegated Fritillary chrysalis in Worcester Co., Maryland (7/26/2008). Photo by Jim Brighton. (MBP list)

A Variegated Fritillary pupa in Harford Co., Maryland (9/21/2016). Photo by Cindy Pfeffer-Koerber. (MBP list)


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